Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Tantalizing Tuesday Teaser: Reborn, at last
Reborn, at last
Pushing with all my strength I felt the heavy granite slab shift just enough to let a sliver of light enter. Using all my strength I curled my fingers around the exposed edge, pushed with all my strength and gasped as the night air rushed in to my lungs. It had been so long since I had tasted fresh air, and I almost choked in my greed to inhale more than I needed.
With a final push I slid the heavy slab to the side and, for a few seconds, lay there staring at the moonlit sky as I took more lungfuls of air. Feeling my strength return slowly after so long under the ground I eased myself upright, and stepped out of my final resting place.
Hurriedly I turned, slid the slab back over the grave and moved deeper in to the woodland. Inhaling deeply as I went I eventually caught the smell of what I needed and made my way onward silently, stealthily, until I came across the two of them sitting by a small camp fire. In a flash, and before they had a chance to react, I sank my teeth in to the soft flesh of their necks.