Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Vampire by Luigi Capura - free vampire short story

A Vampire by Luigi Capura raises the question of when a person's existence really ends. In this case a woman's husband seems to exist after he died. An illusion? Then again, perhaps you should read this story and find out for yourself.

Unholy Embrace vampire novel by Neil Benson - a crucifix redeems a vampire

Nessa is dragged by her master into a nunnery,  which he quickly turns into an abattoir.
One evening he dragged me out of the cave, leading me for several miles before we came to a nunnery. I didn't realize what he intended until he took me to the front door, rang the bell, and then quickly moved to the side. The prioress peered out a small opening in the gate. When she saw me standing alone, she opened the door. The vampire moved inside so swiftly she barely had time to scream. He bit her neck, and she was dead before she hit the floor. He went inside the nunnery, and. I soon heard the screams of many women.

I watched the prioress bleed to death, horrified at what he had done, but there was more horror to see when I entered. When I followed the sounds of screaming into the chapel, I found a nun seated on the floor with her back against a wall. Her left hand was trying to cover the wounds in her neck, while her right hand touched a ten-inch silver cross on the floor. She gestured for me to approach.

When I came closer, she said, “Take this,” and handed me the silver cross. At first, it burned my hand, but after a few minutes I could feel energy pulsing throughout my body. I realized she had given me an opportunity to claim back part of my humanity. As I held up the cross, it no longer burned my hand. When I looked down, her head rested on her shoulder, telling me her agony had ended.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - free classic horror story

The Cask of Amontiallado by Edgar Allan Poe is one of the great short stories of all time. It is a tale of revenge taken in the most horrible of manners. In contemplating the dramatic nature of the revenge the readerr should not overlook the finer points of Poe's masterpiece.