Thursday, June 02, 2005

With a Snip-Snip Here...

Here's a bit from "Best Teacher". I like this one. It's fun.

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Jennifer woke. It was dark. As dark as night. No, darker. As dark as midnight. No, that’s not it, either, darker. As dark as...Uh-oh.

She was lying on her back with her hands crossed on her breast. Panic welled up in her, and she flung her hands up, only to hit a hard surface covered by silk and some thin padding. It was only a couple of inches over her face.

Her screams were deafening, and her fingernails bent and snapped as she clawed frantically at the coffin lid that trapped her. She tried to kick, as well, but her knees could not bend far enough to give her feet any leverage. The silk and the padding were soon shredded and hanging down into her face as she clawed ineffectually at the lead lining. Her mind gave up its tenuous grasp on reality.

"I always joked that I would be late to my own funeral" was her last rational thought. She had been too late by far. The late Jennifer Morgan lay quietly in her grave. For a time.

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This time, Jen woke gradually and had time to consider her situation. Though it was still a shock, she realized that this is kind of what she should have expected. After all, if you give yourself to a vampire, you should expect to die and be buried. If you wake up, then that only means that you’re a vampire now, as well. She ran her tongue around the inside of her mouth, feeling the long canines protruding from her gums as confirmation.

But how was she going to get out? She lifted her hands and felt the top of the casket. It was solid, really solid. Well, at least she didn’t have to worry about dying in here. She giggled a little at the thought and heard the hollow echoing sound of it. She sobered quickly as she realized that she was getting hungry. Things would get uncomfortable pretty quickly. She suddenly realized that were fates worse than death. Far worse.

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3 Comments:

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Heather Lynne said...

Okay. I have looked under the bed, the fridge, the coffee table, and the couch. Where is the rest of the story? Huh? I can't find it and I want it!

LOL. I really like your snippet.

Heather

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Michelle Miles said...

Great description! Made me clausterphobic. :)

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Debra Young said...

Great snippet! D:))

 

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