Apr 06

April’s photo writing prompt

04-2015- CoupleNight


I stop again to make sure I haven’t been followed. As nonchalantly as I can in the middle of a forest, I stoop to tie my still laced shoes and look around. The moonlight isn’t necessary for me to see, but it provides some lovely mood lighting.

Closing my eyes before I stand again, I listen to the night sounds. Somewhere nearby, an owl hoots his displeasure at the intrusion into his territory. A possum skitters across the path in search of food dropped by a careless hiker. A few miles away, there are still one or two cars on the road. Probably people coming home from the night shift, on the way to a cold beer, a hot bed, and the oblivion of sleep.

The hair on the back of my neck rises, and I’m afraid I’ve waited too long. Stepping off the well-worn trail, I make my way deeper into the woods. The clearing is just ahead, and I can see that he’s already there. Waiting for me.

His tall frame is silhouetted in the light that shines through the trees, but I can see his beautiful face well enough. Not that I’d need light to know what he looks like. I could pick him out of the New Year’s Eve crowd in Times Square.

His sandy blond hair is disheveled – probably from running his hands through it over and over again – and he’s unshaven. I can already imagine how his scruffy cheeks will feel against me and a shiver runs involuntarily down my spine.

Two hundred years ago, I might have been afraid to look silly by running to him. Jumping in his arms. Covering his face with my kisses. But time has a way of making you realize that love is far more important than looking cool, and we have spent too much of it apart.

As I come closer I can see his eyes light up. His arms spread wide, inviting me to throw myself into them and I do so without abandon. He’s powerful enough that I won’t knock him over with my speed or crush him with my strength and I wonder how I ever thought he could’ve remained human before he takes my lips with his in a soul-searing kiss.

My fingers tangle in his hair as his arms wrap around me, pulling my body against his. I lose myself in his touch, needing nothing more than to just be with him. But our time is short, and being out on a full moon is never advisable for those of our kind.

Tonight, we make our escape and we embrace our destinies. My sire will be less than pleased, but as long as I’m with Ric, I don’t care about the consequences. My time with him will be worth it.


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  1. Bronwyn Green

    Heeeeeyyyyyyy…I think my characters might be hunting your characters. Or maybe…your character’s sire. :D

    I think this is serendipitous storytelling – lol!

    1. Paige Prince

      We need to put our heads together and write the rest of these stories. Maybe together?

  2. Gwen Cease

    Loved it!! Such a good start so you need to write more. :-)

    1. Paige Prince

      Thank you! Gonna try to. :)

  3. Kris

    Nice. Makes me want more, girlie. So, yeah, you should get on that.

    1. Paige Prince

      *snaps a salute* Yes ma’am!

  4. Jessica De La Rosa

    Oh come on! This is just the intro. I want the rest!

    1. Paige Prince

      I’m going to work on it soon! Promise!

  5. Kayleigh Jones

    Bron, I was thinking the same thing! This is a great beginning, Paige, I want to know more!

    1. Paige Prince

      I’ve never finished a vampire story. When I try, I always end up thinking that they’re too campy or just plain stupid. But I’m going to try with this one. I love that pic.

  6. Pansy Petal

    Totally great intro. Keep writing! Don’t leave me hanging here.

    1. Paige Prince

      Thank you! I’m going to try to work on it as soon as I can. Just need more hours in the day. Or three of me – one to work the day job, one to deal with family stuff, and one to write/edit full time!

  7. Jess Jarman

    Lovely beginning. And it needs to be just that…a beginning. Keep going with this, my darling.

    1. Paige Prince

      I want it to be more. I’m suddenly obsessed with vampires, so this was the perfect picture prompt. I’ve even got another vampire story in my head already!

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