Trifecta Week 98: Monstrous Drunks

“C’mon, Julie,” Barry said with a bit of a whine.  “I want to go home.” He scratched his neck where his zombie makeup made him itch. He didn’t know why he had let Julie convince him to go clubbing.

They stood outside some club neither had ever seen. It was a converted warehouse, with boarded up windows and cobwebs strewn all over the face of it. “Barry, check this out,” Julie said. She held up a novelty black-light and shone it on the entrance wall.

Unrecognizable symbols glowed on the wall. Above the door, in letters that blazed fire-red under the light, read Daemonium. “This is so cool!” Julie squealed. “We have to check it out.” She batted her eyes and flounced a bit in her “sexy witch” costume. “Please.”

Barry sighed his acquiescence, and Julie yanked him inside. He gaped at the dozens of men and women crowding the bar, each in movie-worthy costumes and make-up. A coven of witches gave Julie the stink-eye, while a group of zombies danced to “Thriller,” of all things.

The bartender, a raven-haired beauty that belonged in front of a camera,not behind a bar, eyed them as they bellied up. She arched a questioning brow. Julie twisted her blonde hair around her finger as she looked at the menu. “Look at these, Zombie, Mermaid, Werewolf Piss-this is great! I’ll have a Mermaid and he’ll have a Zombie.”

As they waited, Julie leaned over and said, “That bartender guy is really hot.” Before Barry could ask what she was talking about, their drinks plopped down. They toasted and drank. Barry’s vision immediately began to swim. Darkness welcomed him.


Barry woke up in bed, alone.  His mouth felt greasy and something stuck in his teeth. “Julie?” he croaked. He went to the bathroom and screamed as he saw blood all over his face and mouth. In horror, he pulled out what was lodged in his teeth.

Blonde hair attached to scaly-flesh.

Word Count: 333

This is for the Trifecta Week 98 challenge. The prompt is:

usually zombi

:  the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body

:  a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated

:  a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior

:  a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead;especially :  automaton
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
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14 thoughts on “Trifecta Week 98: Monstrous Drunks

  1. Loved it. I guess you are what you drink!

  2. I wasn’t expecting that. Nice job. Too bad Julie and her Mermaid weren’t able to swim away in Barry’s vision. I love the title.

    • I seriously thought about having him drink the Werewolf Piss, but since I already had him made up as a zombie, I decided to stick with the theme. Thanks for reading!

  3. Frightening visuals!! and Ewwww! (thats a good thing) Quite the visceral ending.

  4. Gardner's World

    That is a clever ending, as it could also be him having a nightmare

  5. Great! I really like the bit about how they both see the bartender as someone attractive to them.

    • Thank you! The bar name, Daemonium, is Latin for devil (at least according to Google Translate ;)). That is who I intended the bartender to be. I appreciate your reading and commenting!

  6. You don’t know how happy going to a party where a group of zombies was dancing to Thriller would make me. I could do without eating human flesh though.

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