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Silver James | @SilverJames_
Katheryn says: There was a real sense of urgency, and great tension! That it was relieved at the end with a refreshing bit of lightheartedness made it a fun piece to read.
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Katheryn says: This was a really fun piece, and I'd like to believe that's what actually happened. The dialogue felt really natural. It made me laugh out loud!
Angora Shade | @AngoraShade
Katheryn says: This one left me wanting to read more. Though it's a short piece it does a great job of world-building and giving us a detailed glimpse of an intricate sci-fi world that feels real.
Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
Katheryn says: My weakness - vampires reminiscent of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. But the best part of this piece wasn't the vampire - it was how beautifully descriptive it was. People rarely use sense of smell, so it was refreshing to see the narrator focus on scent, and to paint a vivid picture with it. Add to that the rest of the descriptions and it was easy to picture the scene as if you were watching a movie. Great job!
She smelled like a wild field of strawberries, and sunshine. So many years had passed since he’d stood beneath the warmth of the sun.
The night, and the moon, carried a scent all its own. In the French Quarter, life infused every waking hour. That’s one reason he stayed in the city. But the daytime … ah, the daytime was for those who truly lived.
The beat of Lily’s heart increased, and her shoulders tensed. Did she sense his presence? So close.
One turn of her head, and she’d see him. She glanced into the window, the corners of her nose widening and blue eyes searching. But she wouldn’t see his tell-tale reflection. Like the myths, he didn’t cast one.
He reached to touch her – hand poised to stroke Lily’s locks.
“Oh, Lawrence! You startled me.” Her voice trembled, but she held her ground. “You should come with a warning sound.”
It wasn’t easy for people to get used to being around him. As a vampire, he was unnatural. He unnerved them. Still those who persisted, often received great rewards.
“Excuse me.” He brushed the strands that had fallen over her face behind her ear, memorizing the rich, silky texture. “I couldn’t help myself.”
His soul sighed with need, and he hoped she stuck around.
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