by Carol A. Cole
Come back," Kristen yelled as her dog raced
into the darkened cemetery near her home. She
found him digging into the dirt of a new grave.
Snapping his leash on his collar she tried to
pull him away. He continued digging and Kristen
heard faint banging.
As Samson dug
deeper, the banging grew louder. "My God,
its coming from the grave." She opened
her cell and punched in 911. No signal. "We
have to get help." Samson wouldnt
budge. Kristen dropped his leash and ran toward
the street. She turned back at a loud yelp from
A man stood
over the cowering dog. The open casket was empty.
"W..who are you?" Kristen stammered
reaching for the leash.
Jakob. I thank your friend for saving me."
He smiled revealing two fangs. I was buried
falsely. How can I repay you?"
away; Samson moving behind her. "No thanks
needed. We need to leave now."
dear, weve just met. I can show you an
eternity of happiness." Jakob grinned.
"You do know that Im a vampire."
crazy. Vampires arent real."
course we are." A womans voice
around to find five figures in black behind her.
Samson growled at the newcomers.
to thank you for helping Jakob. We were unable to
find him. Theres no phone coverage in this
damn cemetery." The womans fangs
glistened in the moonlight when she spoke. "You
may now choose which of us to reward you."
encircled Kristen and Samson. One of the men
sorta cute. Kristen thought. "But what about
Samson? I cant just leave him."
like a pet," the cute one said.
nodded. "Why not, Pavel. I like dogs too."
She bent to Samsons neck as Pavel embraced
Kristen. "Welcome to our family."
dont think so." Kristen slithered out
of Pavels grasp, flipping him over her
shoulder. "Get her Samson!"
screamed when Samson bit her arm. Blood dripped
from his mouth.
quickly dropped the others, including Jakob; with
the throws shed learned in her Judo class.
Grabbing Samsons leash, Kristen ran out of