Truly Vintage (Friday Fictioneers, February 2013)

Copyright Janet Webb

They clinked their glasses lightly together.

“Do you remember …?”

“I know what you’re going to say, I was just thinking the same”.

Both dipped their heads remembering the heady fragrance from long ago.

“Such a perfect nose…”

“Mmm, applesweet, cinnamon…truly one of a kind.”

They sipped in unison, rolling the liquid round their tongues.

“Perfection I’d have said.”

“Indeed, full bodied.”

The held their glasses to the light.

“It was a very good year.”

“The very best.”

“Do you ever see her these days?”

“Nah,  Nosferatu keeps all the best vintage for himself, selfish bleeder.”

Didn’t think I’d make Friday Fictioneers this week – been without internet for two days.  Bear with a sore head simply doesn’t cover it…  So it’s a quickie, before the damn connection goes down again. 

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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76 Responses to Truly Vintage (Friday Fictioneers, February 2013)

  1. Kay Lawson says:

    What a lot you have going on with just a few words. Excellent scene!


  2. K.Z. says:

    i love it. i took one look at the photo and i felt like it had vampire written all over it 🙂


  3. Oh! That was quite a conversation, reminiscent of that good year. Spooky and the ending line is what makes it all seem so clear. Creatively penned.


  4. Jan Brown says:

    This is the week for vampires and murderous lovers! We are a twisted bunch, aren’t we?


  5. Glynis says:

    This was a wonderful story, it went so well with the picture too. And here I thought every year was a good year for blood.:)


  6. helenmidgley says:

    Ha ha, that had me chuckling out loud 😉


  7. “Full-bodied”! As always, thou playeth with the reader on all kinds of levels!


  8. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Oh, lovely. I must say, one of the best tongue-in-cheek vampire stories I’ve read in ages. Nicely done, darling.


  9. Full-bodied… ha.. yes they have a way with food… have to say they have style


  10. Great conversation. I never knew vampires kept some of the blood around to age. Another vampire fact to add to history.


  11. MrBinks says:

    Nicely done 🙂


  12. Dear Sandra,

    Glad you were able to wedge your story in this week. I’ll admit I had to look up Nosferatu. Not that I minded. Nice spin on the vampire. Well done.




  13. atrm61 says:

    Ha!ha!What a cool conversation-the vampires definitely had a good year and glad to know even blood can be vintage 😛 That last line made me laugh out loud-selfish bleeder indeed! ;-)Excellent take on the prompt Sandra:-)


  14. Sandra, I read it twice before I got it. Wonderfully vampire-ish!


  15. vbholmes says:

    “applesweet, cinnamon….” truly a premier sipping beverage for a Valentine’s Day celebration. Good buildup and surprise ending, Sandra.


  16. M. R. says:

    Delightful, Sandra! – such fun!!


  17. Bryan Ens says:

    Great twist at the end.


  18. That took me by surprise. Well done.


  19. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahahaha! You really DID go down the pathway of gore. But, you made it SO classy, Sandra. Cheers!


  20. plaridel says:

    darn, i didn’t realize what was going on until the last sentence. great story.


  21. Hi Sandra,
    What a perfectly disguised vamp tale this way. Extremely clever! Ron


  22. elmowrites says:

    I had to look up Nosferatu, but even before that, I loved the double entendre, now I’m steeped in triple entendre (or whatever the French is) and bowing to your skill. In a rush too, well done.


    • Sandra says:

      I wondered about the reference to Nosferatu. I’d heard the name for ever but only this week learned about the true nature of the character. Thanks for dropping by and thank you for your comment.


  23. storydivamg says:

    Full-bodied puns are piling up this week. Delicious.



  24. Well done Sandra, enjoy this very much.


  25. Subroto Pant says:

    Looks like a good week for full-bodied vintage. Nosferatu will be pleased.


  26. unspywriter says:

    Great dialogue and excellent timing on the last line. Well done!

    Here’s mine:


  27. MissTiffany says:

    Excellent story told through mostly dialogue. Well done!


  28. camgal says:

    Love the story especially the name Nosferatu. 🙂


  29. rgayer55 says:

    I love the nonchalant attitude. A very entertaining piece.


  30. Sandra, what a great vampire story! I didn’t know what Nosferatu was either but, I do now! Thanks, Nan


  31. claireful says:

    Hah! I wasn’t expecting that. Great story.


  32. Sarah Ann says:

    Delicious descriptions and a lovely twist. Enjoyed this a lot.


  33. See I don’t see vampire in this at ALL!! lol
    Glad you did, that was fun.


  34. I love the unexpectedness of the final two lines, Sandra – enjoyed this very much.


  35. Enjoyed the witty approach. Cheers! 🙂


  36. The Good News says:

    I thought vampire when I saw this photo, too. I wonder why that is? Does she have fangs beneath those lips?
    I rated your story five stars because you packed so much story into so few words. I enjoy vampire tales.


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