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Monster Drabbles (#26-31)

These were written for [info]good__evil , and their October Monster Madness! Each day of the month belongs to a different monster, and authors post their drabbles on the designated day. I've managed one for each day so far.  These are from October 26th to 31st, and represent selkie, bigfoot, poltergeist, creature from the black lagoon, sea serpent, and wight.


Title: Longing
Author: Abelina (Abby)
Word Count:
Monster: Selkie



“There’s that weird lady,” said Dawn, pointing up toward the top of the cliff, where the woman in question stood, staring out at the water. 

“That’s Mr. Kincaid’s wife,” Buffy said.  “She’s always up there.” 

“I know, that’s the weird part.”  Dawn watched her as they walked.  “You’d think she’d spend a little time with her husband and kids.” 

Buffy shrugged.  “It’s like she’s...waiting for something.” 

“Yeah.  Oh, did I tell you about that seal skin Andrew found in the barn?” 

Neither sister noticed Mrs. Kincaid leave the hill to follow them home, a bright smile on her face. 



Title: Woodsy Walk
Author: Abelina (Abby)
Word Count: 100
Monster: Bigfoot


“Something just feels off about this forest.”  Buffy paused and looked behind her but was unable to find anything amiss. 

Xander shrugged.  “You’re just too used to monsters, Buff.  Trust me, there’s nothing monsterish in these woods.” 

“Yeah,” Willow said, nodding.  “We were here all the time as kids and never saw a single thing.” 

Buffy scoffed.  “Just like everyone else in Sunnydale hasn’t, right?” 

“Really, Buffy, it’s okay.” 

“Yes,” said the huge, hairy, man-shaped being standing on the path.  “We like meeting new friends.” 

“Great googly-moogly!” 


Buffy raised her eyebrow.  “Is that monsterish enough for ya?”


Title: Pet Peeves
Author: Abelina (Abby)
Word Count: 100
Monster: Poltergeist



“What is it, and why is it singing?” 

“I actually think it’s singing about you.” 

As they watched, the weird little man in bright clothing zoomed around the room above their heads, singing a song about the ‘ickle’ vampire slayer and what he caught her doing with the ‘bitesy, blondie’ vampire behind the suit of armour. 

“Well, make it stop.” 

“Right, ‘cause I can catch the bugger way up there.” 

He grew louder and bawdier by the minute, until a booming voice shouted, “PEEVES!” 

Silence.  Then the voice added, “You forgot the part about the incident in the bell tower.” 


Cross-over with Harry Potter.


Title: Warrior Skills
Author: Abelina (Abby)
Word Count: 100
Monster: Creature from the Black Lagoon



“Oh come on, it’ll be fun!” 

“I-I don’t think I want to do this,” Andrew said, staring over Dawn’s shoulder. 

“Oh my God, you’re actually scared?”  Dawn raised her eyebrows.  “It’s only water.” 

“It looks like only water,” he said, chewing his lip.  “Monsters live in these places, you know, lying in wait for unsuspecting victims.” 

“Okay, suit yourself.”  Dawn pulled her shirt over her head.  “But did I mention the part about skinny dipping?” 

“Oh...” Andrew looked again at the water and then back at Dawn.  “I guess I could fight the creature off with my superior warrior skills.” 


Title: Dinner Party
Abelina (Abby)
Word Count: 100
Monster: Sea Serpent



“Dru, love, what are you doing?” 

Drusilla set her feet back on the deck and slid off the railing.  “I am a fisherman’s daughter,” she said, with a wistful smile.  “The fishies wish to tell me secrets, and we’re going to have a party!” 

She spun in a circle, steady despite the ship’s swaying.   

“Is that right,” Spike said, smiling fondly as she danced. 

“They speak in poetry,” Drusilla explained.  “And when all goes topsy-turvy, we’ll have a lovely dinner.” 

“Topsy—”  The ship lurched suddenly, and Spike saw a massive scaled creature rise above the boat. 

Drusilla clapped.  “Turvy!” 


Title: Hunting
Author: Abelina (Abby)
Word Count: 100
Monster: Wight



“And you’re positive this is the quickest way?”  Buffy stared sceptically across the mist-covered field.

“Positive,” said Dawn.  “It’s half the distance, and nobody else knows about it.”

Buffy sighed and followed Dawn.  So far, the Halloween scavenger hunt race had been uneventful, and therein lay the problem.  Any minute now, their luck was going to run out and bring on typical Halloween mayhem.

“See,” said Dawn.  “I can already see the other side.  Told you everything would be fine.”

Out of the mist drifted a dozen white figures, glaring menacingly at them.

“You had to say that, didn’t you?”


And this is the last of them!  It has been a blast writing these daily monster drabbles!


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Nov. 4th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I love these! Especially Peeves, that was the perfect crossover.
Nov. 9th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Sorry, it took me absolutely forever to respond to this! Thank you! Really, who better for the poltergeist prompt than Peeves? I'm glad you liked these :D
Nov. 9th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, no worries. Don't apologize. :)

Hehe these drabbles were awesome.
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