Aphelion Issue 250, Volume 24
May 2020
Long Fiction and Serials
Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
Contact Us
Flash Writing Challenge
Dan's Promo Page

What Dracula is About

by Jean Jones

Dracula is about addiction, and Dracula is a drug dealer-
The thirst for blood is heroin addiction and Dracula's wives
because of their addiction
sell their bodies
and are now prostitutes
and Dracula gets new wives
by introducing heroin into their veins-
We now call that human trafficking-
In the 19th century in Victorian England,
this was how poor women in England made their money-
Hence the popularity of the book Dracula-
Freud would have agreed-
All those fluids blending together,
mouth and tongue kissing flesh.

2020 Jean Jones

Jean Jones teaches English as a Second Language Basic Skills for Cape Fear Community College. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and has a book of poems available on Amazon.com entitled Beyond Good and Evil. He has had poems published in Aphelion as well as Horror Zine online.

Find more by Jean Jones in the Author Index.

Comment on this story in the Aphelion Forum

Return to Aphelion's Index page.