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Vampire Story #24361: Chapter 2 – Putting Together the Missing Pieces

5 Apr

I have to find out what I, Karen Thornley, who has only ever dated and slept with one Tyler Stoern, decided to do last night. I pick up the phone and speed dial my best friend since grade school.

“Hello,” Lisa answers the phone, sounding just about as good as I feel right now.

“Hey Lis,” I reply. “So…” I trail off, wondering how to start. Even with your grade school best friend, asking if you made out with a random stranger while you were drunk is going to be awkward, especially as the roles are typically reversed.

“What’s up?” she asks, ever so perceptive. “How you feel?”

“Like hell,” I reply. “I don’t think I’ve felt this bad in a long time.” I hesitate. “I kind of don’t remember most of the night.” I hope she gets the hint. I don’t think I could just come right out and ask.

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Vampire Story #24361: Chapter 1 – Going Downhill Fast

5 Apr

It’s snowing, the skies are gray, and it matches my mood completely.

My week has been so terrible that even a two litre tub of cookie jar ice cream, pepperoni pizza and beer isn’t helping. I’m just about to get drunk again, for the second time in under twenty-four hours. Did I mention that it’s eleven. In the morning. On a Saturday.

But who cares. The week went downhill so quickly I didn’t have time to put the brakes on. And now all I can do is watch it run out of control. Nothing better than watching your life fall apart.

Monday was definitely my favourite way to start a week. I backed into a lamp post at the parking lot at work in the morning. I thought something was up with my side view mirrors and I guess the distances were a bit off. I wasn’t going very fast, but hitting solid concrete does not bode well for the car. Of all the stupid things to do. Of course, I did this in the morning before work, so I spent the rest of the morning at the auto body shop and on the phone with my insurance broker.

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Vampire Story #24361: Prologue – Before and After

28 Mar

I realize that being a writer working on a vampire story is so popular now that it’s almost cliche. But in the absence of the book where I’ve been writing “Finding Daniella”, this is the next story that I’ve been planning to work on for a bit. I figured I’d post the beginning now.

The only vampire story I’ve really read is the Twilight series (which I do enjoy), so I don’t have a lot of material available for comparison. I typically write in a very conversational, happy manner. But I want to make this a twisted and dark story. I want this to be a different story. I want this to be a story that creeps into your head.

At least, I’ll try.

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There was before, and there is after. Two worlds that were never meant to collide. It is a twisted mind that brought them together.

Before was a normal place. You would never have picked me out of a crowd. After is twisted and dark. You will never see me in a crowd again.

I never chose the after. I wish everyday that it’s just a nightmare. But nightmares shouldn’t hurt like this. You wake up from nightmares, but I live in one permanently.

Everything leaves a scar, and I have one. You’ll never see it, but it’s the one that hurts the most. It takes a perfectly normal reality and twists it. I don’t see what you see.

I see everything through a haze of black and red. What used to be reality has turned into a sort of perverted nightmare. And I don’t know what to do with it. My wants, my needs, war with the conscience I once had.

You will never see me again because I do not want to be seen.