Flash Fiction by Krzysztof Dąbrowski
Visiting The Pupils -
- Do you think we look good?
- I do.
- Will they know that we are us?
- Of course! They believe we have wings, don't they? - said angel Emmanuel.
- That's right - said Armuel.
Unfortunately, the angels who came to visit their pupils - a couple of old people - had no idea that they had made some mistakes.
The door slammed. The old man went outside.
- That's yours! - screamed Armuel
The old man grabbed the chicken and...
Emmanuel realized that his companion had been decapitated with a knife.
- Wait! We are angels! - he started protesting. After a while and his head was also gone!
Kill The Dragon
The dragon was wandering around the kingdom. Burned villages and murdered people.
Once he kidnapped the king's daughter...
The ruler promised the kingdom for the saviour.
Noone succeeded until the experienced dragon conqueror became interested in the matter.
When he arrived the dragon flew away.
The daredevil entered the pit and saw the Princess.
He leaned down to see if she was alive.
She opened her yellow eyes...
Lips with two fangs.
She bit his neck, sucked the blood out.
The dragon was clever - when heard about the dragon killer,
...together with a vampire friend, set a trap for him...
They've been sucking blood for millions of years. At first out of people, but then for safety reasons, they switched to animals. With time, they decided to reveal themselves. Shock! Negation and finally social acceptance.
Scientists invented artificial blood, just like in movies. Everyone was happy.
People were a little jealous of the vampires of immortality. Vampires envied people. They missed the sun.
It wasn't a high price to pay for immortality.
They boasted that they were eternal. Death did not boast about them.
But nothing lasts forever...
The sun turned into a supernova and swallowed up all the planets.
Until Death Do Us Part
- Until death do us part! - he whispered emotionally.
They kissed passionately, the cheering was endless.
Poor fellow, he didn't know what he was getting into...
For he married a devious witch.
She was two hundred and ninety years old.
As soon as she saw him, she used the illusion spell.
It rejuvenated her by two hundred and seventy years...
The next day she performed a ritual which made him immortal.
She also cast it on herself.
Tomorrow the spell of illusion will fade.
But she will no longer hide her true appearance.
After all, he promised, until death do us part!
I liked her. I overlooked that she was a divorcee. We made love passionately. Nighttime conversations. We're in love.
I forgave her when she admitted she had a child. I'd have been angry. I didn't want a baby.
But people change... I pretended I didn't mind, but... the kid had to accept me. I knew otherwise it would be our end. She would have sacrificed me at the altar of motherhood.
I was surprised when she invited me over.
- Anthony! - she called the shithead.
Anthony was a vampire. I understood that when he smiled...
I don't think I was accepted.