Trapped Below

Ambrosia had been trapped for centuries.  She scratched the name Silas on the walls of her prison. He had buried her deep, planted roses atop her grave.  

The day finally arrived.  The ground moved.  She knew she was free.  Sensing it was daytime, she waited until night before pushing open the lid to her coffin and digging upwards.  She broke the surface.  The grounds of the cemetery had been cleared. The roses were gone.

She was ravenous but took no time to feed.  When she found him, Ambrosia sang, “I’ve returned, dear.”

Silas laughed.  “Well, that took longer than usual.”

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The story this week took its sweet time to make itself known.  I was going to pass, until this one jumped to my attention this evening.  So, I’m late to the party as usual. 

This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields. With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story. The photo this week was provided by Dale Rogerson.

If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit here.

Remember, if you want the vampires to stay away, keep roses on hand. They don’t like them much. 😉

Stay safe, stay well. And, thank you for stopping by!

50 Comments Add yours

  1. Worth waiting for! Creeped me out. 😀

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    1. I’m so glad it creeped you out (haha)! Thank you for letting me know. =)

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    Every couple have their own little games

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    1. They certainly do. Thanks for commenting, Neil. =)

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    Boo, I’m back. Witty.

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    1. Thanks so much, Oneta, for the nice comment! =)

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  4. draliman says:

    It’s all fun and games when you’re a vampire 🙂

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    1. That’s right, vampires have plenty of time on their hands so why not play games. Thanks so much for commenting, Ali! =)

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  5. James McEwan says:

    There is a lovely sense of humour in this game of inverted hide and seek.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the humor!! Thanks for commenting, James. =)

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  6. ceayr says:

    This is just wonderful, Brenda.
    Great misdirection and twist.

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    1. I’m smiling, so happy you enjoyed and for the nice comment, CE!! =)

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  7. Iain Kelly says:

    A perfect story to go with the image.

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    1. I’m very happy you think so. Thanks much for the wonderful comment!! =)

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  8. I always wondered what vampires did to amuse themselves! Better late than never Brenda!

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    1. They are tricky, dare I say ‘fun-loving,’ sort of creatures. =) Thanks, Keith!

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  9. Nichika says:

    Made me smile! I loved it.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Nichika! =) Thanks for letting me know.

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  10. jenne49 says:

    Good to see a vampire having fun! This is great. Made me smile.

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    1. It’s a way to pass the time…a lot of time. I’m very glad, Jenne, that you enjoyed the story. Thanks for the kind comments!!

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  11. Dale says:

    There are those couples who so love to play tricks on each other. Keeps things exciting I should think 😉

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    1. It does keep things interesting. And, maybe Silas needed a break too (haha). Stay well! =)

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      1. Dale says:

        Buahaha! Hadn’t thought of that!
        You too!

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  12. Dear Brenda,

    There’s a vampire story I can sink my teeth into. 😉 Very witty and unexpected. Well done. Glad you didn’t pass on FF.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Haha…I love that! Thanks so much, Rochelle. =)

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  13. subroto says:

    What’s a few hundred years between vampire friends when there is eternity ahead.

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    1. Precisely!! My thoughts exactly. =)

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  14. ahtdoucette says:

    What an adorably creepy love story! I shudder to think what she has in mind for Silas!

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    1. She’s had plenty of time to think on it, hasn’t she? I’m glad you enjoyed the story! =)

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  15. A very enjoyable and imaginative story Brenda!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed. Thank you for letting me know! =)

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  16. msjadeli says:

    Frightful with an interesting twist at the end. Sounds like they’ve been playing this game for a long time.

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    1. Yes, a very long time! =) I’m always glad when someone likes my twist (haha). Thank you for letting me know!!

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You’re most welcome, Brenda 🙂

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  17. Dora says:

    I’m glad you waited until this idea rose to the top and demanded attention, as it were! What an unexpectedly fun read! 😀

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    1. Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed, Dora! Thanks for letting me know.

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      1. Dora says:

        My pleasure, Brenda!

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  18. notestowomen says:

    I think Bram Stoker would have liked this one, Brenda. Interesting fact about vampires and roses.

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    1. High praise indeed! =) Yes, make sure you keep roses and garlic around.

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  19. Michael says:

    I have doubled my daily dose of garlic after reading this story🙂

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    1. Great idea! You never know… =) Thanks for stopping by, Michael.

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  20. Vampire games that go on for centuries. I suppose they have the time but it’s really eerie.

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    1. I’m glad you found it eerie! =) Thanks for reading and commenting, Michael.

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  21. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooo clever and spooky, vampire? I dont thinks it’s a good relationship between these two. I wonder how she will take revenge

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    1. Thanks so much, Laurie, clever and spooky are good! =) Ambrosia has had a long time to plan. They might show up again sometime in the future.

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  22. Being late can have its advantages. You’ve created an interesting play between two people that brings a smile and a question of ‘why?’ Nicley written, Brenda. I enjoyed it very much and can see a longer story in it.
    Have a great week … Be safe
    Isadora 😎
    ps: dental oral surgery has kept me away but i’m improving and hope
    to be back 100% again.

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    1. Oh, I hope you are recovering well and feeling better, Isadora. I’m very glad you enjoyed the story! =)

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      1. As each day passes, I’m progressing. The dental work will be on-going for quite some time. I delayed it too long due to COVID causing more issues. Aahhhh … life and all it’s complications. Thank you so, Brenda for your kind and caring words.
        Be Safe 😷 … Isadora 😎

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      2. I’m so sorry. I hope it all goes well. Please do take care!! 🌹

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