Jessie tried (unsuccessfully) to keep her expression neutral, but the cottage was perfect! Exactly as advertised. Exposed brick. Plank floors. Fireplaces. A patio for morning coffee and afternoon wine.
“So what do you think?”
“It seems nice but …” She scrambled for some price-reducing flaws. “… but what’s with all the garlic?”
“Seller quirk. Easy fix. Let’s talk price.”
As Jessie watched the sun set from her newly garlic-free patio, she heard knocking. Finding a gorgeous—albeit very pale—man on her doorstep, she said “Yes” before he even finished asking.
“Welcome neighbor. Invite me in for a drink?”
Thanks to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioners Challenge for the inspiration for this 100-word piece of Flash Fiction. Plus I got to use a photo of one of my fave vampires-Eric.