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.



Raven McAllan said...

This gives me shivers. real shivers... Brilliant

Molly Synthia said...

Loved this one, Julez. More than tantalizing and definitely a tease. Makes me want to rent some good old fashioned old-school horror movies, pop some popcorn, and look over my shoulder for the whole night.

Doris O'connor said...

So very dark and atmospheric, love it!

Mangus Khan said...

I enjoyed how you glided us exactly on what you wanted us to see....well done. thank you for sharing