“You are a fool, Terence. Does it occur to you why there are so few of us, even if we be immortal?” Now I have his attention, for this is his hobby-horse. “One may be immortal in fact, but we are still subject to mortal accident. Did you not see …” No, best not to mention that stake she was carrying. Let us keep this to the abstract plane. “There is a lore, Terence, and as you well know, some body of it is quite accurate.”
Excerpt from my contribution to the Vampire Variations challenge. It still doesn’t have a title, but it does have beta readers (shout-out to faithful colleagues Devin Harnois, TruantPony, and Becca Patterson). Look for updates in coming weeks.
Weekend Writing Warriors offers eight-sentence excerpts from a variety of writers; see the other excerpts here.