Two Tales: Preying For Love

Image copyright: Ted Strutz

Image copyright: Ted Strutz

Every Friday, writers from around the globe join in writing and sharing a tiny tale in response to a photo prompt posted on Rochelle’s blog. Thanks to Ted Strutz for this week’s image.

You can find our stories below. The tales crafted by other writers who’ve taken part this week can be found here (or you can click the blue frog below!)

Our earlier stories can be found here and on our old blog.

This time, Ron’s taken first shot at the prompt, and Joanna’s created hers to intertwine. Such fun!

Ron’s story ~

Sat in my usual spot with my usual pint; just a bit smarter than usual, my eyes keep looking to the door waiting for a lone woman to walk through . . . that is if she’s remained brave enough to come. But then this is not a usual evening.

First dates!

Sara and I had met on Facebook, a friend of game friend.  Not that either of us were brave enough to post our photos.

Now there she is, offering a welcoming smile, which expands over her face as she approaches.

It’s then that I notice two huge canines!

[97 words]

Joanna’s story ~

He’s at the bar, nursing a glass of rich, amber liquid. Shame; I would’ve enjoyed toying with someone with a sharp mind. I guess the alcohol will dull his pain later.

The woman he knows as Sara is only the latest persona in a very long line. I have been many women, lived many lifetimes. But, oh! this is my best! It’s been so easy to draw in my prey; technology has been a true ally.

I make my way towards him. His eyes brighten, and I smile, restraining the burgeoning growl.

This is going to be so much fun.

[100 words]


27 responses to “Two Tales: Preying For Love

  1. I knew from the title that this wasn’t going to go well for someone. It’s fun to see it from both side of the table, so to speak. 🙂 Your stories take the whole problem of stalking on the internet to an entirely different level.

    One small thing here: “Sara and I had met on Facebook, a friend of game friend.” The way that’s written, it’s saying that FB is the friend. “I’d met Sara, a friend of a game friend, on FB” would work better and now that I check the word count, even give you an extra word, if you want to use it. In Sara’s case, one of the fun things about the word “friend” applies to her–if you removed the “r”, a “friend” becomes a “fiend.” 🙂



  2. Hi Janet!
    Well done for spotting the deliberate mistake lol. You’re right, the ‘possession’ (excuse the genre-related pun) does work better with your suggestion.
    And your sharp eyes converting friend to fiend – I hadn’t thought of that, but it fits so well! 🙂 I have to say, Sara’s take was a lot of fun to write. My stories are getting darker! We’ll have to change our tagline! 😉


  3. Technology can be scary! It’s fun seeing the different perspectives of the prey and predator.


  4. I love the way you write.. this was great, getting both sides.. well done.


  5. It was great getting to read both sides of the story. It must be wonderful that you share a love of writing.


  6. Oh excellent! Just loved that two-perspective approach – it worked really well.


  7. Had no idea that there were vampires in online dating… Love it. though


  8. Dear Joanna and Ron,
    I guess I’d best be careful who strike up friendships with on Facebook, eh?
    I like the way you two linked your stories.


  9. The ultimate “date from hell”, right? Unless, of course, you’re Joanna’s heroine, then there’s nothing like an easy mark to make the after-dinner drink a pleasurable experience.


  10. Really enjoyed these linked stories. Love Sara’s voice – it made me feel very sorry for Ron’s character.


  11. Preying For Love — i looove that title. really enjoyed this ^^


  12. Great to see both sides of a story! I love the image capture prompt idea as well.


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