The Traveling Vampire Show
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When the one-night-only Traveling Vampire Show arrives in town, promising the only living vampire in captivity, beautiful Valeria, three local teenages venture where they do not belong, and discover much more than they bargained for.
stomped on the floor or dropped something. Slim looked over her shoulder at the glass just behind our heads. “Rusty!” she called. Lee was already throwing her door open. As Lee leaped out, Slim shut off the engine and plucked the key from the ignition. Then she flung her door open. I scurried out Lee’s side. Lee was first to reach the rear of the hearse. She was trying to open its door, but not having any luck. “I think it’s locked,” she said. “I’ve got the keys,” Slim said. She picked one
shirttail. No wet spot on my jeans. One less thing to worry about. Pretty soon, the kitchen door swung open and Slim came out with a platter of burgers in her hands. Though her hair wasn’t much longer than mine, a wispy flap of it draping her forehead and the fringe around her ears bounced as she trotted down the back stairs. So did her bikini top. I could see it jouncing up and down ever so slightly through the front of her T-shirt. The crew neck of her T-shirt drooped a little to the right
leading in. Regardless, just about everyone somehow made it into the stands in time to see most of the boxing matches. They loved the boxing. But when it came time to leave, all hell broke loose. From what I heard, and my dad was there trying to keep order (not on duty, but moonlighting), the logjam of cars was solid. Not only were there way too many cars in the first place, but some of them got flat tires from the broken bottles and such that always littered the field. Feeling trapped, the
roses. Then one of the roses turned up in Dwight’s room.” “At your house?” Bitsy asked me, looking shocked. I nodded. “They put it on my pillow.” “Now we’ve got this with Lee missing,” Slim continued. “She and Dwight drove over to Janks Field this morning looking for me and Rusty, and they talked to the main guy of the Vampire Show.” “Julian Stryker,” I said. “Lee bought tickets for tonight’s performance, but she paid with a check. The check had her name and address on it. So Julian and his
she said in a quiet voice, “Let’s just stay on this and stick together. A lot easier than traipsing through the woods.” “What if a car comes?” Bitsy asked. “We’ll duck out of sight same as last time,” Slim said. Clustered together, we began walking up the dirt road toward Janks Field. Soon, a car came along from behind us. We heard it and saw the glow of its headlights in plenty of time to hide. It no sooner passed us than another was on the way. When both had gone, we returned to the dirt