Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Vampire Brinstat
By Brind'Amour
Chapter 1
Little Brinstat woke up one evening all excited about the dream he just had. He ran straight to his mother and shouted, “Mama, I had the best dream ever! I dreamt I got a job and made lots and lots of friends! That’s what I want to do, Mama, get a j…!

His mother interrupted him, “Hush now my son. There vill be no silly talk. You are a vampire. You vere born a vampire and you vill stay a vampire. That’s vhat you are.”

“But Mama!”

“Brinstat! That is enough.”

“Oh!” he complained. And with that, little Brinstat shuffled off, head bowed, disappointed about having his dream crushed.

Years passed and Brinstat listened to his mother and went through life being what he was—a lonely vampire. He wanted nothing more than to lead a “normal” life, have friends, and get a nice job, but being a vampire made that type of life quite hard to achieve.

While munching on a snack and reading the newspaper, Brinstat stumbled upon an ad. The ad read “WANTED: Pastry Chef for late night hours. Experience not necessary. Making customers happy a must!” Brinstat quickly put down the paper and ran for the phone.

“Leonardo’s bakery, can I-a help you?” said the friendly voice on the other end.

Wow! A friendly person, Brinstat thought. “Yes, I’d like to apply for the Pastry Chef job.”

“It’s-a evening hours. Is that-a good for you?”

“Yes! It’s great for me. Evening hours are perfect!” responded Brinstat enthusiastically.

“Okay-a, come on down-a and fill out-a application, my son-a.”

“Sure thing, I’ll be right down!”

Brinstat hung up the phone and contemplated whether to tell his mother or not. Finally, he thought it best to go and just tell her later.

To his surprise, Brinstat was hired on the spot since many people didn’t like the late night shift. He was handed a pile of recipe books, got a tour of the kitchen, and was left with one piece of advice…

“Keep-a this in mind-a, the people like-a suga. Make their bellies-a happy and you will have-a friends for life-a.

“Friends! That’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! Okay, Mr. Leonardo, I’ll start right away-a. Ooops, sorry,” giggled Brinstat.

Brinstat immediately opened the recipe books and picked out a few sweet treats to make right away. “Hmm, this recipe calls for a cup and a half of sugar. Mr. Leonardo said people like sugar. Hmm,” he said to himself. “Maybe if I add twice as much sugar, the people will like it twice as much!”

He took out the mixing bowls, utensils, and ingredients and got started right away. “This is going to be great! People will love my pastries and I’ll make a lot of friends! Friends! I never had friends before. This is going to be super awesome!”

Mix, mix, mix. Stir, stir, stir. The pastry dough was piled sky high and ready for the oven. By this time it was getting quite late, or early (depending on if you’re a vampire or not). All he had left to do was bake everything and have it all ready and done before sun up.

Brinstat put his creations into the oven and waited patiently for them to bake. A short while later, the smell of cinnamon, almonds, and pecans filled the air. Sweet, sweet smells. “I am going to make so many friends!”
The other employees started to arrive to get things ready for the early morning rush. Brinstat explained to them that the pastries were all in the ovens and were just about done. He then left in a hurry to beat out the sunrise.

Early the next evening, while watching Dark Shadows with his mother, the phone rang. “I’ll get it Mama!” Brinstat picked up the phone hoping it was Mr. Leonardo telling him how much people loved his pastries. Well, it was Mr. Leonardo but he had news nothing like Brinstat wanted to hear.

“Mr. Brinstat-a, I’m afraid-a I have-a to fire you.”

“What!!?” screeched Brinstat.

“How much-a suga you a put in my-a pastries? They all-a flopped. We had-a no pastries to sell-a this morning!”

“How can that be?” asked Brinstat.

“Too much-a suga makes-a the pastries too-a heavy. They all-a fell over and burnt-a in the oven! I have to let-a you go my boy. So-a sorry.”

Brinstat slowly hung up the receiver and just stood there flabbergasted.

“Brinstat! Vhat’s the matter, my boy?

“Nothing Mama.”

“Brinstat, you vill tell me your troubles!”

“Okay, Mama,” he said. “I took a job making pastries in a bakery so I could be like everyone else. I wanted to make friends, Mama. But it didn’t work out. I got fired.”

“You see Brinstat! That is vhat I’ve been telling you. You have to be who you are. You can’t be someone you’re not. Try to be happy being a vampire, Brinstat. And stop upsetting your mother!”

Maybe she’s right, he thought. I’ll go out and be what I am—a vampire. I’ll go out and do what vampires do. “See you later Mama. I’m going out.”

Brinstat walked in the brisk night air for more than ten blocks without finding a soul, and ended up in Willow Park. For two more hours he walked around the park, not even a stray cat crossed his path. Feeling lonely, he decided to rest on the nearest park bench. There, sitting on the bench with him, was today’s copy of The Daily News. Coincidentally, right on top of the folded paper, was an ad. The ad stated, “WANTED: Security Guard/Night Watchman for museum. Second shift. Experience not necessary. Keeping burglars out a must!”

Stay tuned for Chapter 2


Mango said...

Hey, at least you tried. Maybe the next job will suit you better.


glogirly said...

Great story. Just when you least expect it, opportunity knocks.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom smiled when she read the words DARK SHADOWS!

Suddenly, she was a furry young pup again!

PeeEssWoo: Pastries! YUM!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Brind'Amour!
The first chapter is pawesome!
I can't wait to read more!
Kisses and hugs

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

What a sweet story!!! We can't wait to see part two!!! (But I have to say, you're the cutest vampire we've ever ever seen.

Bruschi said...

Oh Brinstat, what a great story so far!! you tried your hardest as a pastry chef....perhaps the next opportunity will suit you better!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Mack said...

I thought momma would be proud you found another hobby other than biting people's necks!

I just know you will find a job that fits you!!

Brindusa said...

Awesome story. Can't wait to read the rest!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Let us tell ya're giving Steven King a R~U~N for his money with this one!!! Mommy LOL'd at your chef picture, and we thought "How dare she?!? He may make us sumfin!" Looking forward to Chapter#2. :o)

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Too bad! I think being a pastry tester would be a great job. Oh... You were a chef. Nevermind! Good luck at the next job!

*kissey face*

Tessa the Maltese said...

ooh Brind,

More, more.

Hugs, Tessa

Coco - The Princess said...

Love the story Brind! cant wait for chapter two!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great storyteller you are! We can't wait for chapter 2!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bijou said...

Hi Brind,

Sorry the bakery job didn't work out. The security guard job might be perfect for you, but I gotta ask... do know what happens in them museums at night? SCARY stuff!


Louie Magooey said...

Hi's Louie

Gezz...Brin...I didn't sleep a wink last night.Worried about vampires.....worried I was one....after all we are cousins....worried about mama, worried about Benny and Aimee.....worried about getting bit....worried about every sound.......night turned into human mom woke up and knew right away that I was up all night,( not to mention she didn't hear any thunderous snoring during the night)she told me I was silly.....that it was just a story......that you are a budding, famous author!

So now I am looking forward to your next story, but right now I am in need of a very serios nap.....night Brin..xxxxxxxxxxxx

Love Louie

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

ok--i am hooked!