#VSS365 August 2019

VSS365/Microfiction from August!

August 1, 2019

Prompt: Cellar

“Never go into a stranger’s cellar, especially when it’s near a full moon. Always be somewhere where you have enough room to fight.”

August 3, 2019

Prompt: Sacrifice

As time passed, the struggle to maintain her humanity grew harder. When she chose immortality, she hadn’t realized the sacrifice giving up being human would be.

August 7, 2019

Prompt: Emotion

“You can tell the age of the vampire by how emotionless they are. Younger vampires are wild with need and often overwhelmed. Older vamps are tired, rocks well worn by a raging river. And there is your key.”

August 9, 2019

Prompt: Glory

“Some werewolves hunt vampires for glory. Some can’t stand killing, even if they’re forced to every full moon. You have to pick who you want to be, then find a pack who feels the same.”

August 10, 2019

Prompt: Peak

After four decades of immortality, she’d realized her life had peaked and fallen into a bog. There was no reason to go on, the thrill of ageless and power had faded. And she had the rest of eternity to survive.

August 13, 2019

Prompt: Renegade

In the end, vampires and werewolves are just renegade humans. Dangerous ones.

August 14, 2019

Prompt: Stubborn

When she says no, she’s stubborn. When she says yes, she’s easy.

Either way, she’s still their blood bag, wishing to be anywhere else.

August 15, 2019

Prompt: Explosion

The bloodlust is never truly sated. It lies in wait, an explosion waiting for its trigger to be pulled. Once activated, there is no stopping it.

August 16, 2019

Prompt: Symphony

Running with a pack is a symphony of nature. The howls of command, the snarling of warning, the panting of pushing harder. Each member knows their part and runs to the beats of speedy footsteps.

August 18, 2019

Prompt: Imagination

Vampires and werewolves are constantly thinking about their next meal or kill. They become obsessed. But witches? Our imagination is free to think up whatever spell we want. We may not have fangs, but we live the more entertaining eternity.

August 21, 2019

Prompt: Blindside

“The real cost of immortality blindsided me. I thought it was going to be not massacring people or staying away from werewolves. Turns out it was fighting to stay sane after decades and centuries of sameness.”

August 23, 2019

Prompt: Bright

“When you said bright, I hadn’t imagined… this.”

“Just because real vampires don’t sparkle doesn’t mean I can’t bedazzle my jacket so that it reflects all the light.”

August 26, 2019

Prompt: Confession

I’m not sure why I keep going to confession. What would I say? I’m a vampire now. I drink blood. I kill. I’m only here to keep up appearances for my family.

I’m not sure there’s enough Hail Mary’s in the world to save me.

August 27, 2019

Prompt: Entangle

“The best hunting ground is the casinos. Blood junkies are everywhere, praying on those too entangled in drugs, gambling, and drinking to remember they were bitten. Those vampires are the worst of the scum. Remove them first.”

August 28, 2019

Prompt: Fragile

They say being supernatural makes us invincible. Have you seen us when we’re near silver? Just in the presence of it? Like dropped china falling and about to shatter. We’re that fragile.

August 30, 2019

Prompt: Somewhere

Somewhere there’s a witch who used to be laughing. Now she probably only knows pain and regret, seeing how far her curse has destroyed not only us, but every human we come in contact with.

August 31, 2019

Prompt: Forever

Immortality changes your concept of forever. As a human, forever is a short period of time. The few months of love as a teenager to the handful of years and decades as an adult. Forever has an end.

For immortals, forever is an unending burden. A regret.

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