Today I’m cheating – big time. Behind door twenty we find Hubert’s Christmas by O Gränd – yup, that’s me.
Hubert’s Christmas is a collection of four serialised flashes/short stories and it’s free on Amazon today (and till the 23:d)
Hubert is a vampire and he roams the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. He’s hungry, really hungry, but his master doesn’t let him eat, instead, he’s supposed to dress up as Santa and let children sit on his lap in the shopping centre nearby – children smell so good, and their blood… Hubert isn’t the most strong-willed of vampires and he needs to eat sometime, right?
Hubert’s existence sucks. It’s not a pleasant reality on an average day, but now he’s trapped in a cell below ground, and he’s hungry enough to fantasise about drinking his own blood—foul as it is. But being trapped and starving isn’t all. Just as he thought things couldn’t get any worse, Frank, his Maker, decides he is to dress up as Santa and work the nights in a shopping centre.