We Happy Few (Short Story)

      Jill Shultz
We Happy Few (Short Story)

The Pied Piper has a supernatural ability to catch rats. He’s a vampire. It’s a good living until an unpaid bill in Hamelin and his revenge--kidnapping the kids and turning them into vampires--backfires and he has to flee Europe with his kids. Jack follows in his father’s footsteps. Until the Piper’s girlfriend sparks a fight between father and son. Jack must decide what he'll sacrifice for love.The Pied Piper is known for his supernatural ability to catch rats. Of course. He’s a vampire. Rats, bats, wolves, and humans fall prey to his command. It’s a lucrative living until a payment dispute with a small-town German client in 1284 and his revenge--kidnapping the town’s children and turning them into vampires--escalated into a territorial battle with Count Dracula, forcing the Piper to flee Europe with a few of his children.Seven hundred years later in Manhattan, Jack follows in his father’s footsteps. It’s a good living: the number of rats in New York City is no joke. When the Piper’s girlfriend, an animal rights activist, threatens Jack’s business in a scheme to get the Piper out of pest control, the Piper and Jack fight for control. And Jack must decide what he’ll sacrifice for love.
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