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This was my entry for Cracked Flash Fiction Competition on the 26th of November (though I did it on the 27th a mere hour before it was midnight PDT 😉 ). The prompt was: “I don’t require you to flatter me.”


The One That Got Away

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren

‘I don’t require you to flatter me.’ I watched the newest member to my team through narrowed eyes. ‘I do, however, expect you to obey me.’

I saw him gulp, though he tried to hide it.

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Twenty-four flash fiction tales filled with folklore and mythology, creeping in on the edges of nightmares, and twisting around the various sub-genres of fantasy.


I’ve been enjoying the different types of vampires lately – from the gorgeous ones in The Vampire Diaries to the weird, definitely monster-ones in Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. And, of course, I’d looked into the folklore surrounding vampires a while back and it had stuck.

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