Creature of the Night
My eyes pop open and I wonder, “Where am I?” My neck is throbbing; I lift my lifeless fingers to feel the pain. Blood.
It all happened so quickly. We met in a dark pub. A few drinks, laughter and then…hold on, I’m trying to remember.
I looked into a pair of beautiful blue eyes. I remember feeling hypnotic. The fingers that caressed my face were soft, but icy cold.
The lips were like burning embers. My head was spinning like a car out of control on an icy road.
I looked again into the eyes of my lover. No longer a vivid blue, but a crimson red. The lips were stretched; the teeth looked like fangs, long and sharp.
I was carried to a room; placed gently on a bed.
I surrendered my heart to this stranger, and I offered my soul to this creature of the night.
I realize that it was just a passing in the night. I fell in love and I am being left here to die.
I can feel my life draining from my body, like someone pulled a plug.
I reach out my hand and try to grasp onto the reality, but they slip away from me as if to say, “I never existed.”
I force my body to sit up; I look out the window for a farewell glance. There is a full moon, beautiful in the sky. I cannot see my lovely stranger, only the wolf howling at the moon.