Dracula vs a Twelve-Year Old Girl

You gotta figure for as long as Dracula has been around, he must have met his match once in a while. Fearless priest with a stake and a cross? Angry villagers armed with pitchforks? Wily, wizened doctor with every known antidote to Dracula? Perhaps, but sometimes a smaller, unexpected challenger shows up…

My creative sister muse Morra Morron created Dracula for this illustration based on the description from Stoker’s Dracula–domed forehead, bushy eyebrows, long white mustache. Also, a fan of TV’s Svengoolie, she took a little nuance from good ol’ bad hokey horror movies.

Let’s see what happens when…Dracula vs a Twelve-Year Old Girl!

Pen and ink drawing in black and white of a window half-open, curtains blowing, with the text Dracula vs A Twelve Year Old Girl flowing down the window and into the room.
A late, dark night, open window, breeze…
Pen and ink drawing in black and white of Dracula tiptoeing down a dark hallway and opening a door.  In the next frame, a girl looks up with a terrified look, then an irritated look with narrowed eyes.
Dracula goes whither he wants…but proceed with caution. You don’t always know your greatest enemy.
Pen and ink drawing in black and white depicting a collage of pictures and text.  The pictures include Dracula with makeup and various hairdos. The text imitates the chatter of a girl discussing makeup, gossip, Mom, braces, Tic Tacs, Monster drink, and that Dracula's breath stinks. Last part shows Dracula turning to dust as the sun rises through a window with the girl fast asleep. A Die-Sun Drac Vac vacuums up the dust.
A rich, subtle world exists within a home, often misunderstood and underestimated by entitled strangers. And Mom always gets the last word.

I hope you enjoyed this tip o’ the hat to October, with Dracula as our featured guest. Next month, that’s November, I hope you’ll join us for Nut November–meet our cast of nut characters and read a little chat about NanoWriMo. Thanks, and Happy Halloween!

(A little extra.) For those of you curious about the Dracula passage that describes the Count’s appearance:

“His face was a strong–very strong–aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils; with lofty domed forehead, and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely elsewhere. His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with a bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own profusion. The mouth, so far as I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth; these protruded over the lips, whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years. For the rest, his ears were pale, and at the tops extremely pointed; the chin was broad and strong, and the cheeks firm though thin. The general effect was one of extraordinary pallor.” -Bram Stoker, Dracula, Signet Classic edition (1965, but a more recent paperback), page 18.

Published by Morra Rose

I love the links between life and literature, and couldn't get by day-to-day without a little humor. Here's my place to share thoughts and discoveries in bite-sized pieces, illustrated by my sister Morra Morron. Enjoy!

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