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They exist 2 — September 29, 2016

They exist 2

Short collaboration story from inkvite

Now we stopped swimming she lets go of my arm and immediately I feel like I need to get my breath. When she see my panic she grabs me again and it feels like I can breath. I smile and find if I open my mouth I don’t take in water. I say that I understand and nod to her.    

   She smiles back and we swim through the kingdom. We arrive at these golden gates that loom over the citizens. She says something and the gates open. Once we swim through the gates and I see that we are heading towards a huge castle like building. She tells me that we are going to see the King, her father. It still amazes me that I can hear and talk under water. I could get used to it. 

   

   We swim through the doors and we stop in front of a throne. The king swims up to me, his face stone like. He looks me up and down, circling around me. “Pah! He will not serve as a good king.” He turned around and I looked at her puzzled, she turned away pink faced. ” but he is the only one that has lasted this long with one of us father”. I looked at her and said “father”. She nodded ” yes, I need to chose a husband and legend says he will be a human and pass the tests”. No I start to get worried. I look at he as in ” what the hell”? 

   

   He fumed, talking to himself, pacing back and forth the long corridors. Finally he stopped and turned his heel to face me, only inches away. I gulped as he sniffed me then circled me. He poked, sniffed, and looked at me. The girl shifted nervously, I got nervous. The king looks at his daughter and says “he is to scrawny and he will not survive the test”! Now the mermaid looks angrily at her father and says ” you told me to choose, I chose now you dismiss it”. I step forward and ask if I have a say in what’s going on. The king and his servants take me away to a room before I finish my question.

   

   “Let go of me!” I panicked thinking they were taking me to a dungeon or something. They stared forward blankly, and threw me in my room, which was surprisingly beautiful. “How did I get here..?” I asked myself. 

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James 4 — September 26, 2016

James 4

While the sun went down and I leave the building under Drax’s supervision and guidance I feel so excited. We walk up the Main Street side by side. As we walk I can smell and hear the humans blood pumping through their veins. Drax says “calm your thirst, even we are out in the open we must remain invisible”!    Drax starts to explain about being a vampire and drinking to survive in this society without being found out. “If you drink, you drink it all, no witnesses”. But….. I look at him as if what. “There is one or two places that humans go for money to feed us blood. But we only take a pint out of each person and never kill them”. 

   I ask him about what would happen if they spoke about it. Drax didn’t say anything he just ran his finger across his throat. “OK” I respond. I pass one homeless man begging by an old burnt out cafe. I sniff and think “man his blood smells sweet”. Drax crabs me by the arm and pulls me down an alley a few feet away from the beggar. Drax looks at me and his eyes turn orange and gold and shiny. His teeth start to show and his forehead becomes bumpy. I step back and get ready to fight Drax even though I know he could kill me. “Relax James, the beggar is your first kill”. I relax and breath deeply in relief. “I will draw the beggar away and while I stand near the alley way you come up behind him and drag him up here”. I look at Drax as I try and make it all sink in. “James….James, do you understand”. “Yes, let’s just do this” with that Drax walks off and now my adrenaline is pumping and I’m excited about it. The hunger is driving me crazy. I can hear Drax talking to the beggar, he is asking him if he would like to join him for a meal. The beggar sounds like he is agreeing and wants to join him. I set my self up and hide in the shadows. As Drax had said he stops by the entrance to the alley way and I slowly walk up behind the beggar. Placing my hand over his mouth I drag him down the alley way. He tries to scream but my hand muffles the sounds. Forcing him to his knees I look straight at him. 

   “Your eyes, there, there g-golden” 

   “Do it James, NOW” Drax commands. I bend down and sink my teeth into his neck with out thinking. The blood explodes into my mouth and it tastes like cold champagne but without the bubbles. Sucking hard the man shouts “help me, vampires, someone helllllp”. The beggar starts to flop and the blood starts to taste funny. Drax comes over and asks me to stop, “he’s dead the blood will taste like metal and dirt”. To my surprise Drax was write. I let go and watch him slump to the floor. I feel invincible from the inside. I want to do this again. Drax grabs my shoulder and tells me to dispose of the body. He will be over at the coffee shop over the road and he will wait for me there. I ask if he is going to help but Drax explains “a vampire must lean to dispose of his body count by himself” this is Drax law. 

   Picking up the body I feel that he is not heavy and sling him over my shoulders around my neck. I run to the end of the alley and come to a river. I put the guy in an old rag sheet that is covering some wood and wrap him in it. Placing rocks and bricks inside I toss him in the river. As I watch him sink fast I prey no one finds him near by. Rushing off to the end of the alley way I stop at the entrance and think. “I just killed a man”. This kind of saddens me but also doesn’t at the same time. Confusing thoughts rushing through my head. What to do. Stay and learn from Drax or go it my self. Drax sees me and stands up as if he knows what is going through my head. I suddenly hear his voice saying “don’t run, I’ll stop you. I can teach you to be a great vampire and hunt the evil vampires. We are the good vampires, we only kill to survive and not for sport”. I smile and walk over to him. Sitting down in the coffee he hands me a coffee and says to me “now the real training and fun begins. Are you ready for it”? 

Mermaids they exist  —

Mermaids they exist 

   Whilst swimming out in the sea at Bournemouth I suddenly felt an under current pull me under the water. I did manage to pull myself above the water luckily. As I got my composure I felt something brush past me. Stupid as I am I dived down to see what it was. All I could see was a something shiny glimmer, in the shadow of what looked like a tail. I generally thought it was a fish. So I ignored it and went back up.
The next time I went swimming, a current pulled me down and I couldn’t get back up. I saw the glimmer again, his time it swam to me. While I was under water I saw that this fish was actually a human, well so I thought. As it got close to me it was half fish and the top half was human, a female human. I swam backwards and as it grabbed me I tried to scream and all the air disappeared from my lungs. To my surprise “she” didn’t try to hurt me. She instead pulled me down, I panicked I was losing air! 

  

   I tried wriggling out, but her grip was tight on my trunks. After what seemed like seconds I thought, “So this is the end..” but instead right before I blacked out I saw a castle deep down below me. Soon after blacking out I woke in an empty room on a huge bed. I bolt up and there sitting at the end of the bed is the beautiful fish person. I look at her but she has legs?????

   ” I am on dry land, that’s why I have legs” she informs me. I look out the window, I see the sea, I see..a civilization of mermaids and mermans. I turn to her. “Is this a submarine?” She thinks for a moment. “Hmm..something like that, let me show you.” She helps me up and we walk out of the room. We come to a huge glass room with a door to the outside. “You stay close to me and you will breath just fine, but if you swim away you will drown”. Looking a little scared and shocked she opens the door to the outside before I have time to answer. I jump as I wait for water but instead it’s just air, I stare confused at her but she looks ahead and starts swimming, holding my arm dragging me along. Many whispers among the crowd. “Human.. what’s a human doing here?…huh?…who’s he?..” everyone stares but I look ahead at the clear water. We stop. 

The Reality is 3 — September 25, 2016

The Reality is 3

As I smelled the blood I turn my head and sense a person near by. I jump down from the tree and this hunger and animal instinct takes over me. My new friend follows me but at a small distance. I rush towards a small opening in the trees and see a man making a camp fire. I look at his worn out clothes and recognize him as the man chasing the wolf. I snarl and jump out of the clearing, without realizing it I turn to a werewolf and tackle him to the ground.   

   I snap my jaws at him, I form back to vampire and sink my fangs in his neck. His blood is flows through my mouth and then I feel it fill me with satisfaction. Once I am finished feeding on him I turn to my partner I crime and she is looking at me in shock. “What”? I say. 

   ” I have never known a vampire change back and forth to a wolf and vampire”. I look at her and I form my fangs back to look normal, my fur fades back into my skin. I zoomed back to the cave without another word, I felt her right on my heels.

   I stopped to a screech. Luke is just waking up. Luke rushes to his sister. ” Lucy, where you been”. I think now I know here name. Lucy says James is a ancient incubus, with this Luke looks scare but also happy as well. Lucy looks at me and says you can help us now we have you. ” what do you mean” I ask but he ignored me question. 

   

   Over the weeks I’ve been training with Lucy and Luke. Luke has been showing me moves how to fight when I form as a wolf. Lucy has been showing me the same thing but as a vampire. But none of them know how to control my forming. So in time I will learn about control of my forming. But for now I am to learn from a young boy who seems to know a lot about hunting as an animal (amazing) and a beautiful lady called Lucy on how to feed my blood thirst as a vampire. 

   Lucy tells me how powerful I will become. But I do not understand her, why do they always think that. One night, I was falling asleep when I heard hushed voices murmuring ahead. I crept closer and used my new hearing to hear their conversation. “The prophecy will come true, this boy will lead us to victory.” 

James 3 —

James 3

       Once I eventually wake up again feeling foolish, Drax is there sitting on a chair smoking and drinking a glass of red liquid. I slowly get up off the floor and see Drax. “Morning James “he says “how you feeling” I stand up and to be honest I feel great, thinking to myself. But then a sudden pain in my stomach which doubles me over. Drax explains that’s the hunger thirst. “Quickly drink this down” and he hands me a glass of red wine, well so I thought. It has an irony taste and it is thick and heavy in my mouth. Dam it, “it’s blood”, Drax laughs and says to me “welcome to your first day of being at the top of the food chain”.    I feel the pain subside and I feel amazing, healthy and strong. I feel like I could take on the would. Even though I have just drank the blood I still feel week. ” I don’t feel brilliant I feel week” I say to Drax. He explains it will take time as I am a new blood. Drax walks over to me and rips open his wrist and puts it up to my mouth. “drink” he demands in a stern voice. I slowly keep eye contact and drink from his wrist. WOW this rush hits me and I grab his arm tightly and drink like I never drank before. After five minutes it has made me feel like I am on a big rush. Drax pulls his arm away, well so he thought. I wasn’t going to let him. “James, James” with no response from me he punches me in the head, to force me to stop. I drop to the floor, blood smeared all round my mouth and low cheeks. I look up at Drax and snarl at him, like an angry animal ready to pounce on its prey. ” you need to take it easy James when you are just feeding. Don’t kill your food if you want to use it again”. I sadly nod like a naughty child. I now feel like I could take on the would and my strength feels amazing and I can hear all sorts of things, things I never heard before. Buzzing of a fly, the talking of people outside just to name a few things. “I will teach you how to hunt first” you need to feed regularly but if you are not going to feed from one regular blood slave you must kill your prey as they will change. 

   Drax looks at me as if you cross me I’ll kill you. With the recognition I back up and look around the room. I see a t- shirt on a chair which I put on. No I’m ready to go out. Drax orders me to wait until it is properly dark outside so you don’t get seen. We need the shadows to hide in when hunting. Do you think that when it comes to it you can kill your first human prey. Me being cocky nods and answers “without a doubt I say” but Drax just looks and smiles at me. 

Three hours pass by and Drax suddenly stands and says in a haunting voice “it’s time, are you ready for this”, I look up and stand next to him saying “born for it”. We both start to leave the building with a rush of excitement running through me we are off. 

The reality is 2 —

The reality is 2

Once Luke and I was lost we came across a cave, and as it started to rain we went inside to shelter. We had been in there for a while when a big wolf came rushing in as if it was being chased. Suddenly a man came running in after and attacked the wolf. In the process I got bit by the wolf on my leg. Seconds later a dark figure zoomed through, I caught the glimpse of red eyes and fangs right before it sunk its fangs into my neck and grabbed the wolf zooming off. I sat in shock, unaware of my wounds. I blacked out.. When I woke I was in a lot of pain but the wound from the wolf had clear up. Luke was passed out with a gash across his face. It was from the wolf and not long after he changed as did I. I said to her “sorry to hear that” , scowling at me she replied ” why you sorry it’s not your fault.” She snapped. I felt hurt, why was she mad? She walked towards me and touched my wound. The idea of a real life vampire touching me sent goosebumps, the idea of the vampire being a girl sent me jumping. I raised an eyebrow she rolled her eyes and healed my wounds. ” What’s it like to be a vampire”? I asked her. “Lonely ” came a sad reply. As we started to talk I started to feel pain running through my body. She asked me “are you ok”? I started to scream, ” I’m burning up it feels like larva”. She looked at me and said ” you been bitten” panic rose up in me, I felt a sharp pain in my mouth, then a sharp jolt in my bones, my jaw and bones screamed in pain. I yelled in pain curling up in a shaking ball.   

   I felt my fangs bare out as I freaked out pacing back and forth. “I’m a vampire!” 

   Slowly the pain subsides and I try to move and with movement my joints start to crack. Painful as it was it didn’t bother me. I stood up and felt good in myself. Suddenly I had this hunger come over me. My new friend said “you need to feed, lets hunt” . Teeth a show and off , i try to keep up with her as she zooms through the woods dodging the trees at great speed. She bounces off a tree and up to a higher branch. I watch in awe and try to do the same. She grabs my arm and helps me to the top of the tree. I have this third sense, I sniff..blood. 

James 2 —

James 2

Short story from Inkvite 

Once I actually come around I could barely see out my eyes. Everything was out of focus and the light seemed to be very bright. A voices comes from my left side saying “your eyes will adjust in time, as will you other senses” . I sit up out of fright, because I can’t see anything just figures and shapes. “Who’s there, who is it” I ask in a panicky voice.    “I am the man that has changed your life. Made you more than a man”. Comes his reply. 

   “Still I don’t know your name” I ask carefully. 

   “Sorry forgive me I am Drax, I am you mentor, trainer or guide.” Drax says to me in an excited voice. I ask him “why are you my guide what am I doing here. Why does my neck hurt”. Drax tells me to slow down with the questions and everything will be come clear in the next few days. 

   I run my neck as I feels saw, as I rub it I feel a slight twinge in my neck by no wound. I know he bit me on the neck. It is starting to all come back to me. I said to him ” I remember that you grabbed me then bit me on the neck and then I passed out”. Drax darts over to me that quick I didn’t see him move. Drax is staring straight into my eyes and I can’t do anything but look into his eyes. Which are a weird shade of orange, plus the smell of cigarettes. I think about what has happened and what I have seen I think about it and laugh to myself. Drax looks at me and says ” what’s funny”. I look at him and shake my head saying, ” everything tells me your a vampire”. With this Drax backs away and smiles. “Welcome to the other side James”. With that he hands me a metal wine goblet and tells me to drink from it. I do as he asks without thinking about it. As it happens Drax comes across as a lovely bloke. 

   Handing back the goblet I feel a surge of power rushing through my body. This is very painful but also nice. “You have just drank my blood, now you will finish the change” , looking at Drax I feel a pain all over and collapse to the floor. My eyes have just focused back, now they lose it again. Drax tells me as I lay on the floor, ” just ride along with it, don’t fight it”. The pain gets so bad I pass out again. 
Maybe I need to toughen up instead of passing out all the time. 

   

   “You will be a new breed when you wake up. A stronger, faster and more intelligent being when you wake. Now sleep” Drax explains as I am laying the passed out again. 

James —

James

“Hi my names James. I want to tell you about my story”.    I am a bit of a loner when I lived in the real world. I was never happier than when I was by myself or just sitting in a coffee shop and watching people. The funny thing is, I don’t think anyone noticed me, just watching people. Some times I’d go to the coffee shop late in the evening as it closed around 23:00 most days. 

   Like I said I didn’t think anyone noticed me, until that night. I didn’t have many friends, but one man became a real friend, guide and mentor in time. As I watched people rush home from work or on the way to pubs or clubs I did notice one man across the street. He looked scruffy in clothing but something about his clothing I like. Kind of like Victorian but modern. He was there one minute and gone the next. When he was there he would be looking in my direction smoking a cigarette. The weird thing is I could see his eyes the most but they were a strange orange colour. 

   Once finishing my coffee I take me cup to the counter and say “thanks” the the waiter. Upon leaving I notice the man finishing his cigarette and squashing it out with his boot. I turn and walk off towards the side streets. For some reason I liked to walk down the quiet but spooky side streets. I suppose it’s because there are less people and it could be safer. How wrong was I. As I walked down it sounded like there was someone behind me but every time I looked , no one was there, just old news papers floating in the damp wind. The lights on the side streets were out but it didn’t bother me. As I walked the feeling someone was following me grew stronger. 

   Five minutes later I ducked down an alley way, the feeling of being followed disappeared. Much to my relief. Idid look back at one point and noticed a figure standing at the end of the alley where I had come from. I picked up my pace and like before he was gone. As I got to the end of the alley the man suddenly appeared and stood in front of me and smiled. With his smile he said “James, how are you tonight, this isn’t your usual way home”. 

   With that I asked him ” who the hell are you”? 

   With that question he just smiled and said ” you will find out in time”. 

   I tried to push past him shoving his shoulder out the way, I might as well have tried pushing a brick wall. With that push he grabbed me and saw him open his mouth and saw four big fangs coming out his mouth. Then a sharp pain in my neck. I could suddenly feel the life drain out of me. With I a few minutes I passed out. 

   

   This is how my new life begins. James will be no more. 

The reality is, 1 — September 24, 2016

The reality is, 1

Short story on Inkvite

There is another world we here little about but we see a lot of on TV and in movies. It is the world of werewolves and vampires. We all think it is safe outside at night but there are creatures lurking in the shadow worlds. The other day I happened to see a quick reality of this . A glimpse of a patch of fur wiz through the woods. A flash of white sharp teeth run through the woods. At first I thought I was imagining things. With all the stories about the forest. But yet again something rushed past me and this time I screamed at it. 

   This big creature stopped and stood on its hind legs turned and looked at me. I stood there frozen, in fear but excitement rushed through me. The wolf walked towards me, and sniffed me. A vampire girl came out of clearing “Luke where are you-” she laid her eyes on the wolf. “There you are!” She stopped in her steps when she saw me. She had pitch black eyes and hair, I recognized the sharp fangs. She was the one I saw running. 

   Even though I was scared I managed to crack a smile at the beautiful vampire girl. “Who are you, and what are you doing here”? She demanded. Looking at her I tried to act brave and said in a cocky voice “why do you own this forest”? The wolf snarled at me then turned to a boy and stood beside the girl. My heart sank. “Relax were siblings.” The boy grunted, a sigh of relief washed through me. 

   

   The moon began to fall and the sun cracked through to the sky. The boy walked off, the girl winked at me then followed. I followed them just to see. The woman spoke to me and appeared to be as human as me. I asked about being a werewolf but she turned and scorned a look of death at me. ” I’m not a werewolf, I’m a vampire” 

   I apologised and asked how did she become a vampire and her brother Luke became a werewolf. She sighed and sat down on a tree stump, while Luke curled up beside her. “It started when we were just kids, in these forest.” Her voice sounded hushed as if someone may be listening. “I was in this forest with Luke.. 

The Reality —

The Reality

Another collaboration story from Inkvite 

After a dream of being chased through the streets of London by a crazed man with a sword. I wake up in a hospital bed. At the foot of the bed I a nurse with a clip board staring at me. I look around and notice the windows are boarded up with a wire mesh. “Morning, about time you woke up” she smiled. “W-what happened?!” I asked sitting up. She pushed me back down. “Eh, easy there.” She pointed to my bandaged head. I held my head and laid back down. “What happened..” I ask slowly. “I don’t know ask the doctor when he enters.” She put the clipboard down. And with that she left the room. I try to get out of bed but one of my hands is cuffed to the bed. In walks a man dressed in black with a mask of a clown over his face. Wired I know but it makes me jump to a crouching position on my bed. As I do this the man changes to the doctor . He didn’t look “professional”. I tried moving but the cuffs were tight. “Sir please stop.” He said calmly. I stopped. “What happened? Why am I here?” He remembered the girl. “Where is she!” I struggled again. “Sir calm down!” He assured me. I shook my head refusing to let go. He threatens to inject me with a syringe he had in his hand if I didn’t calm. So as a good man I stopped. Next thing I know the room starts to change but the doctor notices this too ” shit, already ” he mutters. I look at him confused, as the changes happen he attempts to inject the syringe but I kick him off. I break free from the cuffs and run into the corridors. I see the girl run out into the same corridor, for a second we lock eyes. Then everything fades away, then I don’t see her anymore. The surrounding has changed and now I am back in the streets of London and now the man with the sword is standing there grinning. He shouts at me ” welcome back”. He looks like the man who was the doctor. Plus does everyone know what’s going on but me? I start to run off up the streets. It was so empty, as if it was just me and him. I fell as he lunged at me, taking me down. He stabbed his sword down and I moved my head aside. I heard a distant scream. I kicked him off and ran towards the shrill scream. I found the girl with the nurse who had a knife. 

The Book —

The Book

I have written a short story from Inkvite. A collaboration 

I have just found a fantastic library in this deserted house. I broke into the house as it was stormy and raining very heavy outside. It’s OK , no one has lived hear for years. Looking through these books, waiting for the storm to pass, I come across a book called ‘The Book’. I picked up the book out of curiosity. I turned the page and everything around me faded away. It was as if I was in the story. With every word I began to understand, this story, this book, these characters. I was so fascinated by this, that I came everyday to read this book. 

   I would set the library up for my comfort, when reading. When I read The Book it felt as if I was going to another place. My surroundings changed, my worries disappeared, all my thought changed as if I wasn’t controlling them. Could a book really do this to you? 

Change ? 

   It was the end of the day, I was heading back to the library. I found the door wide open. A girl, who looked my age was reading The Book. She must’ve heard me, for she got up and ran away…with The Book. “Hey!” I yelled scampering after her. 

   “I’m not going to hurt you, I just want to read The Book” ,I called after her.

   With this she stopped at a distance from me and said ” what do you know of The Book” ? 

   I tried to explain but my words were getting jumbled up and she starts to laugh at me. With this I look away humiliated. “You know nothing-” “No!” I cut her off, she gave a stunned look. “All I know is that it takes me away from reality, my worries and troubles…vanish and-” “It’s like your in the story..” she says softly running her hand over The Book’s ancient looking cover. 

   ” what’s say we read the book together”? I ask her. 

   ” As long as we both hold the book at the same time” she says with an untrustworthy look. I give her a nod and we go back to the library and sit down. As she starts to read the book out, things start to happen around us , the world fades away as before but this time it’s even more powerful. I give a quick glance at her, her crystal blue eyes were focused on the words, her blonde hair began to float above her shoulders. I looked around and realized we were floating. I put my hand in the book. 

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