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You Came To Me

by Paula R. C. Readman   In the depth of a cloudless night, you came to me. Your cheeks all aglow and lips slightly parted. “A Whiter Shade of Pale” tunelessly ran through my head. I reached for your hands. Cold to the touch, I cared not. “Come. Lay beside me, my darling, for I shall […]

The Power of Love

by Paula R.C. Readman   “The first bite is as powerful as love,” he whispered. Cold lips brushed mine as his stale breath caressed my neck. In his empty eyes, death lingered. His chilling arms snaked around my waist, leaching my body’s heat. I shivered. The moonlight edged his fangs as he bent to take […]

Here Comes the Knock

by Paula R. C. Readman   Streetlights darken. Laughter fills the air. Eager fresh faces dart everywhere. “Trick or Treat,” echoes in porches. I drop the grubby net curtain. Anticipation races through me. Ghosts from my past gather. I wait in the shadows. The razor in my hand gleams. Here comes the knock. Laughter bubbles […]