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A Mere Mortal by Ramkumar Menon Tabor is old, helpless and all alone. He takes a journey through mystical paths and .... Read alo... [3,753 words]
Ed's Gift by Jeffrey (George) Winter An insignificant man imparts the truth of wisdom and peace. [1,308 words]
When I Lived In Sodom by Musau This is a story that tries to get under your skin but keeps you curious in spite of it. [2,472 words]
To Understand The True Meaning Of Meaning by Musau This is strictly for adult reading because of language and implicatio... [5,480 words]
Touchdowns, Dandelions, And The Hawk by Steven T Andy Clannons never wanted to go with his friend Sharon Hobaltz to one of ... [3,319 words]
You Are My Sunshine by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,285 words]
White Icing by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,385 words]
Until Tuesday by Alif Muhammad It is a work concerning a life that is altered completely by an event that reveals itself slowly ... [6,761 words]
Under The Whether by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,626 words]
They Stole It From Me by Peter Izdebski A moment stolen; one which could have answered all that I needed to know; a moment which ... [960 words]
The Video Store Girl Part 1 by David MacDonald An employee at a video store meets a man who has different tastes in movies than sh... [3,786 words]
The Magic Mirror by Kurt Kitasaki A short story on the real priorities of athletes. [211 words]
The Joker by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [2,032 words]
The Hour Of Its Birth Is The Hour Of Its Death... by Bruce E Losis Jr A short story... [667 words]
The Eleventh Child by Seventh Star Personal experiences from being the "baby" of a large family. [858 words]
Sunglasses by Fergus O'Ferguson The Sun can be hot. This might leave you feeling very cold. Sunglasses often help if your eyes are h... [3,311 words]
Scars On Scarlet by Andrea Diane Brown This is a short story I wrote on self mutilation. [804 words]
Part 4 Conclusion by David MacDonald The conclusion to The Video Store Girl. [3,679 words]
Part 3 by David MacDonald The Third part of The Video Store Girl. [2,934 words]
Part 2 by David MacDonald The Second part of The Video Store Girl. [3,994 words]
Once by Lawrence Peters For you. Always. [317 words]
Machines - A Short Short Tale by David B Doc Byron A freelance strongarm protects the tenants in his building. [499 words]
Life In Puerto Rico by Kelly McMonagle This is a short story about the three years I lived in Puerto Rico. [575 words]
Life Drawing by David MacDonald A woman, a model for a life drawing class, meets the man who drew her figure the best. [4,195 words]
Keep Your Enemies Close by Hope C Clarke - [3,437 words]
Handicapped - A Short Short Tale by David B Doc Byron An internet pornographer learns the errors of his ways. [554 words]
Ghost Town - Part Two by David B Doc Byron Lexxus Machine, the sorcerer who overlooks the ghost town, awaits the Darkman's arrival. [406 words]
Ghost Town - Part Three by David B Doc Byron Lexxus and the darkman finally meet on the streets of the ghost twon for the final show... [314 words]
Ghost Town - Part One by David B Doc Byron A futuristic bounty hunter seeks a legendary ghost town where a sorcerer supposedly can a... [527 words]
Genesis by B M Gerstenblith A symbolic parable, set in our time, meaningful throughout time, comtemplating the very end of time. [595 words]
Dinner Is Served by David B Doc Byron A small group of monsters gather at Dracula's castle for a Halloween dinner. [177 words]
Daynight by Adam Lear A world in which true destinies are unknown until just the right time. [4,128 words]
Darkness In Death And Dissolution by Norman A Rubin Retribution through the power of the judge of hell upon the act of murder. [2,447 words]
Contemplation by Musau This little story was written in rhyme over twenty years ago. Basically, the title sums it all u... [754 words]
Chipping Away The Truth by Jonathan McCullough I wrote this short story when I was supposed to be writing an essay for english. I woul... [1,217 words]
Bio Incubus by Michael S Upchurch A subterranean nightmare with catastrophic effects. [2,494 words]
A Tiny Mistake by Rachel V Hatch This is a funny, true story that actually happened to the author in her younger years. [205 words]
A Beautiful Thing by Ben Jonjak A girl picks a flower in a park despite her boyfriends objection and finds there is an unexpe... [996 words]
The Wildwood - A ''Short Short'' Tale. by David B Doc Byron After hundreds of years of being hunted for sport by man, wild animals p... [423 words]
The Red Moon - A ''Short Short'' Tale. by David B Doc Byron An ancient werewolf plans to plant hia seed in a new bloodline. [440 words]
No Good Bye by Rick Mantilla Just a story. [1,878 words]
Nasal Therapy by Michael S Upchurch Spooky story about a doctor's last day on the job. [1,657 words]
Interlude
Goldy's Last Goose by Gerald L Bosacker GOLDY’S LAST GOOSE (1666 Words) Bill Seeger sliced the home made bread carefully cutting... [1,681 words]
Gazabelle's Last Spell by J Brian Chamberlin Gazabelle is an aging wizard who finds he no longer fits in the new ways of the world. B... [7,691 words]
Belt A Fat Comedian by Gerald L Bosacker While attending the University of Minnesota, I was side-tracked from academics by economic ... [2,333 words]
A Sandy Surprise by Sara Burling A young girl in search of something she lost long ago. [807 words]
A Funny Memory by Jacqueline Anel Sheppard Chris gets stuck in a tree... how do his sisters pull him out? [639 words]
Soliloquy by Judith Goff A woman seeking love, finds more than she expected. [173 words]
Zipperhead by David B Doc Byron A woman attempts to hide the fact she has a son who's tastes in food tend to lean towards... uh... t... [2,186 words]
Watching And Waiting by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,253 words]
Tusk by Sue (Sooz) Simpson - [1,012 words]
Tiny Pink Pills by Sunny Ain't life a bytch!!! [757 words]
The Weapon Of Hope by Jeffrey (George) Winter When all else fails, there is hope. Three short stories reveals where lies ours. [1,385 words]
The Sacred Cup by Francis James Chudley A short story set in a magical world the story revolves around our young hero Lippin. I wont tel... [5,513 words]
The Day Of The Sun by Kelly Allen Well, let's see. I swear I was possessed when I wrote this... this is not how I normally wri... [861 words]
The Day I Was Destined To Fly by Francis James Chudley This is the story which goes with the poem Casualty. It is an account of when I h... [1,185 words]
Swimming Lessons by Alan Johnson A short story about the life lessons I learned at swimming as a young boy and how I applied th... [1,131 words]
Strawman by David B Doc Byron A scarecrow comes to life and desires freedom. [960 words]
Slug Jam For Grown-Ups by Rowan Davies Jessica is a perfect, pretty fourteen year old girl. After years of over-protection from... [5,502 words]
Redemption Part Two by David B Doc Byron An ex-hitman grows a heart. [203 words]
Redemption Part Three by David B Doc Byron An ex-hitman reflects back on his past. [683 words]
Redemption Part Four by David B Doc Byron An ex-hitman recieves an offer he cant refuse. [345 words]
Redemption Part 0ne by David B Doc Byron A hitman looks back on his past to realize he possess's something he didnt knew he had; a h... [869 words]
Our Friend Steven by John J Yezman My story speaks of the special relationship of three Catholic elementary school friends set i... [3,268 words]
My Uncle Louie, The Goniff by Norman A Rubin A humourous piece of a man who finds hard luck in the committing of criminal acts. A... [1,847 words]
Milk by Robert Hansford Everyday life isn't often easy, especially when you have a drug addiction, even if it only milk. [376 words]
Memoirs From The Row by David B Doc Byron A man in prison awaiting death reflects back on the reason he was doing time. Killing. [1,241 words]
Meat by David B Doc Byron A man loses his grip on reality after a tragic accident. [704 words]
Losing Control by Alicia Jones A girl's struggle to gain control of her life. [4,070 words]
Jingle Bell by Sunny Even simple liquieds have adverse effects on this universe. [537 words]
Her Name Is ... by Austin Oghenekevwe Osoroh Leoman Valloway It is a story centred on the emotions of a crippled woman; it is a perspEctive into the mind se... [1,245 words]
Headshot by David B Doc Byron A drug crazed lunatic on the run from the law hides out inside a wax museum. [1,055 words]
Hannibal, Revisited by David B Doc Byron Hannibal Lector recieves a very surprising phone call from an old friend. [515 words]
Grandma's Garden by Ken Whan Childhood. [1,937 words]
Go To Sleep by Michael S Upchurch A man with amnesia struggles to retain his sanity in his surrealistic world. [3,120 words]
Freakazoid by David B Doc Byron a man with a grudge becomes unhinged and plans to get revenge on the people who exploited his deform... [301 words]
Frankenstien by David B Doc Byron Two hitmen are in the process of disposing of a body, when the tides are turned with a twist endin... [880 words]
Feverblues by David B Doc Byron A small group of people left after a holocaust find ''alternative'' ways to survive. [1,333 words]
End Of The Search by Ramkumar Menon An Indian Boy. Lost Childhood. Search for the bygone days. The search was on. Is Ramu success... [1,202 words]
Dolls by David B Doc Byron Dolls in a toy store come to life under a witches spell and wreak havoc. [1,226 words]
Devronne (Sample Work) by Jacqueline Anel Sheppard Devronne is obsessed in obtaining his deceased wife's manor and nothing will get in his ... [2,814 words]
Devo-1959 by David B Doc Byron A man attempts to teach his robot how to drive a car. [835 words]
Champagne Secrets by Sassy Writer The story of two star crosses lovers enjoying an evening of passion and love. [953 words]
Bloody Retribution by Rowan Davies A man avenges the death of his father. [493 words]
Ant's Fortune by Michael S Upchurch Vacationers have a big problem with an ant covered fortune cookie [2,326 words]
Another Dead Weekend by David B Doc Byron A bored man wanders the streets of his hometown looking for a way to cure boredom. [509 words]
Abra Cadaver by David B Doc Byron an evil ventriloquist turns a man into wood. [874 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
Interlude
DESCRIPTION
Chance encounters can be dangerous....
[172 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Horror
AUTHOR
Judith Goff
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dark imagination, things that slither in the night, the dark side of existence ... Fascinating. I imagine, I write, I dream ...
[February 2003]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (55)
Descent To Hell (Poetry) This is actually a song I wrote for a novel. [233 words]
Do You Feel Me? (Poetry) - [84 words] [Erotic]
Don't (Poetry) - [91 words]
Edge Of Eternity (Poetry) Loss and redemption. [189 words]
Epilogue (Poetry) - [35 words]
Eternal Curse (Poetry) Vampires... again. [124 words] [Horror]
Evil (Poetry) Another song? What's up with this? [118 words]
Fantasy .... Reality (Poetry) Written after a rude awakening. [73 words] [Relationships]
Freeky (Poetry) Feelin' kinda dirty ... feelin' kinda mean ... [81 words] [Erotic]
Games (Poetry) - [103 words]
Happenstance (Poetry) A little silly, perhaps? [66 words]
Heaven Bound (Poetry) As did Sylvia, I felt the need to express my feelings on this day of national tragedy, and as she so aptly stated, no reviews necessary. [124 words]
I Am Sin (Poetry) More vampires... [116 words] [Horror]
Imaginary Lover (Poetry) - [74 words] [Erotic]
Immortal Obsession (Poetry) Immortal cravings. [94 words]
In The Eventide (Poetry) - [100 words]
Insanity Part Un & Insanity Part Deux (Poetry) I believe I've lost it .... [155 words]
Lycanthrope (Poetry) Poem or short story... you decide... [197 words] [Horror]
Mezmerized (Poetry) Oh, the lure of the darkness. [165 words] [Horror]
My So-Called Life (Poetry) - [99 words]
Not Quite Haiku (Poetry) Just what it seems... [49 words]
Nothing Left (Poetry) Love realized. [138 words] [Erotic]
Only Words (Poetry) - [61 words]
Onslaught Of Love (Poetry) Secret yearnings ... [137 words]
Pandora's Bottle (Short Stories) First love, last love... [5,004 words] [Horror]
Player (Poetry) When the player tires of the game.... [57 words] [Relationships]
Please Now (Poetry) - [49 words]
Post Mortem (Poetry) In Memory of Mark Whitney Davis 1960-2001 You left me here alone ... WHY? [68 words]
Predator (Poetry) - [84 words]
Primal (Poetry) - [26 words]
Ravenous (Poetry) - [47 words] [Horror]
Requiem (Poetry) -Perhaps a final goodbye [40 words]
Reverie (Poetry) - [100 words]
Sacrificial Lamb (Poetry) - [94 words]
Sisters Of The Heart (Poetry) In Memory of Joey Callihan 1949-1999 [120 words]
Soliloquy (Short Stories) A woman seeking love, finds more than she expected. [173 words] [Fable]
Soul Of A Dove (Poetry) - [73 words]
Spontaneous Combustion (Poetry) A little heat.... [72 words] [Erotic]
Steam Heat (Poetry) A little something to warm a winter's day? [20 words]
Super Bowl High (Poetry) I've been a Bucs fan from the first inauspicious fumbling in the dark to tonight's awesome Super Bowl win ... This is dedicated to all of us diehard fans! Go Bucs! [109 words]
The Bell Tower (Poetry) Unrequited love ... [169 words] [Romance]
The Callous Heart (Poetry) Those lying guys... I mean eyes ... [89 words] [Relationships]
The Looking Glass (Poetry) - [155 words]
The Memory Book (Poetry) A real departure from my usual ... [155 words]
The Mists Of Dreams (Poetry) Sensuality. [69 words] [Romance]
The Portrait (Short Stories) A painting with a dark secret ... [1,352 words] [Horror]
This Man Of Mine (Poetry) - [95 words]
Those Eyes (Poetry) Can fantasy become reality? [68 words] [Erotic]
Traces Of You (Poetry) - [99 words]
Transformation (Poetry) I know, I know, vampires again.... [152 words]
Vamp (Poetry) I know, more vampires, I just can't seem to help myself... and who said vampires have to be male? [158 words] [Horror]
Vampire (Poetry) - [70 words] [Horror]
Where? (Poetry) Lost love [97 words]
Whispers On The Wind (Poetry) Something ghostly this way comes... [92 words] [Horror]
Winter Wind (Poetry) Alone. [128 words]
Interlude
Judith Goff





He was a vampire. She ventured into the bar at midnight, the witching hour when men turn into pumpkins, or worse.

She sat alone, all attitude. He sat beside her. She snuck a peek, noted a pale hand; long, tapering fingers.

He turned, eyes startling blue. Pale, lustrous hair falling to shoulders sheathed in black. Goth Freak.

“Drink?” Voice fluid, like a drug.

“Sure.” Intrigued.

He drew her into conversation with no recollection of content. Then, a revelation,

“Have you ever met a vampire?”


“No…” A lifted brow; a snide smile.


“Now you have…”

“Really?” Sarcasm dripped from her lips.

“Yes. Really.”

Pathetic, she thought.

He drew her out, his azure gaze snaring her psyche. By the curb a gleaming motorcycle. He climbed astride; compelled, she slid on behind him.

By a silver disc of water, hard moonlight glinting from the surface, the reflecting pools of his eyes, his predator’s smile revealed all.

He hadn’t lied . . . she offered up her scarlet sacrifice to his hunger as brittle stars winked, ice crystals embedded in ebony.

      

 

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"Now we ride motorcycles too? Hmmmmm. I never knew that. I'm closer to immortality than I thought." -- R. Benett Okerstrom.
"Yes, motorcycles ... you should really read my other novel, the one set in Ybor ... perhaps I can find a way other than posting here. Suggestions??" -- Judith.
"E-mail to [email protected]" -- R. Bennett.
"Your story for me was like poetry in motion, Just amazed by the way you use your words!!! I love your last two sentences so beautifully fluid, visually stimulating and emotional complete. Leaving no doubt about the inevitable end. Great writing and a delightful read. " -- Robert (Monte) Montesino, Florida, USA.
"Thank you Robert ! Such praise ... am I worthy?" -- Judith, FL.
"I think you are :-)" -- R. Bennett.
"You do? What a nice surprise, R. Bennett (;o)...." -- Judith, FL.
"You do? What a nice surprise, R. Bennett ..." -- Judith.
"Whoa! I'm worthy of TWO replies?" -- R. Bennett.
"Yes .... you are ....." -- Judith.
"Somehow the system printed two ... but yes, you are worth it !!!" -- Judith.
"I knew it!! Something way too hynpotizing about motorcycles and the men who drive them. I better be a little more careful about the men that I ride with. Good stuff Judith!" -- JM.
"Make that hypnotizing. Sorry." -- JM.
"Yes, JM, beware !!!! Thanks for the great review!" -- Judith.

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
September 2002
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