The Monster Parliament, by Reed Beebe

The Monster Parliament met at midnight, but the matter under consideration lacked consensus.

As there was no full moon that night, the werewolves were absent without proxy.

The reactionary mummies objected, as always, to any change in the status quo.

Frankenstein’s monsters, as good libertarians, hated to impose any restrictions.

The egalitarian zombies, if they had any concerns, lacked an articulate leader.

Swamp creatures, thinking of the environment, requested a careful study on potential pollution.

The giant spiders, writing on fine silk, did their best to keep the minutes.

The vampires, with dawn approaching, finally made the motion to adjourn.


Reed Beebe writes fiction and poetry in Kansas City, MO.  His stories have been published by The Were-TravelerFlashes in the Dark, and Fever Dreams.

Posted on April 13, 2013, in Issue 8: Tiny Tall Tales Drabble Issue #2 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Cute. Very clever drabble…

  2. Michael A. Kechula

    Neat concept. Well executed. A fun read.

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