“And so finally, Fair Maiden, on this week’s ‘Out for the Count’, you also turned down a date with Contestant C – Frank, the ‘Green Machine’, from Bolton. Poor Frank! You said he was a bit too square for your liking, as he spends much of his time hanging around in science labs. The Nerd!
You also thought he was a control freak, as he likes to take full charge for 24 hours. But there’s no sparking this guy to life now. He also needs to get himself a better doctor – those stitches are brutal, man!
Off you go Frank, see ya!
So, Lady, you turned down our three eligible bachelors, which means you Held out for the Count!
And here he is, the ‘Vein Man’, Count Drac himself!
You, lucky lady, will be swept off your feet and taken out for a bite by Big Drac. He’ll come back next time and tell us all about it. A wink from the Big Fella there – he’s got something tasty lined up, no doubt!
So, we’ll see you next week folks, on ‘Out for the Count’, when DRAAAAAAC’S Back!”
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27 thoughts on “Out for the Count”
Very funny, Steve.
I guess it is a parody of an actual TV show?
Thanks. I was thinking of ‘Blind Date’, with a twist!
Now that sounds like a show worth watching!
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Maybe someone like Channel 4 will throw some money at it?
Haha I love all the puns on that, including the title. Brilliant.
Thanks. Really enjoyed this prompt. Loads of fun to do. 🙂
Nice, sideways look at the prompt and scarily close to some actual TV shows! Loved the names too – very funny. Great tale
Thanks. Reality TV does get more extreme…
One day this will happen … Maybe 🙂
This is a very entertaining story that could become the next big thing in reality TV!
Thanks Angie. It could also make a good spoof movie!
About time Blind Date was brought back, this could be just the twist it needs to freshen it up! Made me laugh, nice one 🙂
Thanks. I wonder if ‘Graham’ is still avallable for the voice-overs?
This has all the makings of a hit reality show, a surefire spooky hit.
Thanks. Keep watching your TV, you never know!
I laughed my way through, it reminded me of the “Bachelor Number One, Do you eat your breakfast naked” questions from the Dating Game. I assume Blind Date is similar in format.
I thought the Dating Game was a hoot — bring it back, I say.
Loved your take on the prompt. Thanks for brightening my day.
Thanks. Glad it brightened your day. My work is done! I’m sure there are a few TV shows with a similar format.
Great little story, Steve! Have you seen ‘Take me out’ or ‘First dates?’ Think you could adapt this idea to them too!
Thanks. I based it on the ‘Blind Date’ series from the ’80s.
yeah i remember that!
Great story! It’s got a very distinctive narrator voice.
Thanks. I wanted to give the TV host a particularly shallow persona.
Hilarious, Steve. I honestly expect something like this to show up one day on reality TV. It becomes less real all the time. Drac is probably hungrily waiting at this very moment. Of course, I don’t know if it could top the present U.S. political show going on until November 8th. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne
Thanks. Sometimes real life is beyond parody!
😀 — Suzanne