In The Far Distance by Sue Mydiak
2010 ISSUES, BLOOD DRINKER, MONSTERS, SHORT STORIES, SUE MYDIAK, VAMPLIT FLASH FICTION, VAMPLIT WRITERS
No noise did I hear, no breath did I feel, only the feeling that I was not alone…I was being hunted.
Fear filled my existence as blood fills my body to keep me alive, it also tempted those who wished me dead and so I keep on going, never resting, never sleeping.
I feel my way through the murkiness, here and there something travels against my skin, sending my nerves to panic. I am being toyed with, a sport to which I find no folly in nor do I deem it sport, I wish thee death then I too will have the last laugh.
In the far distance a glow, out of nowhere appears. It’s brilliance captivates me and so I follow. It beacons me, not with words, but with the warmth it sheds, its beauty far beyond compare.
Brighter and brighter it grows. I stare into its orb, and become mesmerized by it so…ah…I shall follow you forever, I feel so safe within its light. Slowly we move, weaving side to side through the abyss…then pain.
My orb is not what it seemed. My orb a glowing monster with teeth like daggers and twice as sharp that tore through my skin, pierced every vessel, muscle and organ. My eyes widened as the pain spread through my body, rendering me motionless.
His eyes were dead, they had no heart, no feeling in them as they looked straight ahead, as if I never existed, as if I were not there… he continued to feed. Then, when finished, swam away and left my carcass or what was left for another day.