Waiting for the Light

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Waiting for the Light

Tamrir huddled in the darkness, willing the minutes to slow their passage as he awaited the coming dawn. His sister’s weight pressed reassuringly against his side, and he hugged her close.

The night had been long. Ridiculously so.

“Is it time yet?”

He started, not having realised Ameyi was awake. “Nearly,” he said. “See how the sky’s getting lighter. The sun will be here soon.”

“Do you think it’ll have worked, Tammy?”

A wry smile twisted his lips. “I suppose we’ll know, soon enough.”

“I’m scared.”

He wanted to reassure her, to tell her everything would be fine, but that wasn’t the truth. And they’d made a promise to always be truthful with each other.

“I know. Me too,” he said.

The light was growing steadily brighter. Soon they’d find out, one way or another, whether the injected serum had healed them of their vampiric disease. If it hadn’t…

At least the rising sun would be a beautiful sight, even if it was the last thing they’d ever see.

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This post is for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. This week’s prompt was provided by Footy and Foodie. Thank you!



14 thoughts on “Waiting for the Light

  1. i do love anything “vampiric” and this one with the bloodlines they share was even more compelling. good story Louise and one that has me thinking what the future holds for them.


  2. Great story! Better to die a flaming death than slowly lose your humanity as the need for blood slowly consumes you until there’s nothing left but the desire to feed…
    They might be fine of course 🙂


    1. On the other hand, the serum might have made them immune to the effects of the sun, whilst leaving their bloodlust in place… Thanks for reading, Ali. 🙂

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  3. Nice story with a great twist. Hopefully, the serum will work and they can live a normal life…and actually find out what a normal life is!


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