Surprise! (flash fiction)





“Do you really think a bucket of water is going to harm me?” the vampire asked as they approached me smirking and sizing me up as their next meal.

I smiled and casually emptied the bucket of water all over them. As they slowly began to burn I watched the look of surprise on their face as they realised they had made a major mistake.

“A bucket of water? No. A bucket of holy water on the other hand? Yes!” I replied as they quickly ran away leaving a trail of smoke and ash. They wouldn’t trouble me again.


Joanne Fisher


Written with the prompt bucket of water provided by Carrot Ranch’s March 21 Flash Fiction Challenge.


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18 thoughts on “Surprise! (flash fiction)

      1. I didn’t realize that’s what it was until you explained, then I reread and it makes perfect sense. At first I thought I’d missed a detail.

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      1. I am a teacher and a reader so I know this is ok grammar but it is newish and I am older so it does jar at first and I am glad to encounter it and will be glad to until it no longer seems like bad grammar because it’s good form.

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