#FallWritingFrenzy Contest Entry: METAMORPHOSIS
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#FallWritingFrenzy Contest Entry: METAMORPHOSIS

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#FallWritingFrenzy Contest Entry: METAMORPHOSIS

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METAMORPHOSIS

By

Shelly Mack

The hunter waited.

The scent of his prey wafted toward where he crouched in the shadows. His nostrils tingled and only well practiced control kept him rooted.

A combination of the bright church and autumn leaves made her vermillion hair shimmer with gentle perfection as it bounced over her school backpack.

He licked his lips, then let his tongue travel over his needle-sharp incisors.

In his three hundred years, he had never witnessed such beauty. Six months in the making and now was the time.

Avoiding the natural light, he crept in the murk to fall in behind her as she entered the woods, then watched in curiosity as she bent down. He zoomed in on her slim porcelain fingers. In her palm was a butterfly. Her cheeks pinked in the breeze of the night air, and the expression of joy on her face stalled him.

‘Fly free,’ she said.

He stood immobilised, as if chained under water. Her eyes—the love, the contentment.

Something stirred within. Something new.

She left and he stared as her frame diminished before him. Her lyrical voice continued to sing in his ears as he strode through the graveyard to his crypt. Tomorrow.

26 Comments
  • Kirsty McQueen
    Posted at 20:52h, 01 October Reply

    Never fail to impress Shelly, outstanding.

    • admin
      Posted at 08:55h, 03 October Reply

      Thanks Kirsty. x

  • Katie
    Posted at 23:24h, 01 October Reply

    Love that moment of pause! Good luck in the contest.

    • admin
      Posted at 08:55h, 03 October Reply

      Thank you so much.

  • Cindy Mackenzie
    Posted at 06:34h, 02 October Reply

    Very intriguing.

    • admin
      Posted at 08:54h, 03 October Reply

      Thank you.

  • Frazer Nangle
    Posted at 06:36h, 02 October Reply

    Sounds like she had some impact on him. Would love to know what happens next….

    • admin
      Posted at 08:54h, 03 October Reply

      A new idea novel I think!

  • Joanne Minto
    Posted at 16:48h, 02 October Reply

    I am left feeling thirsty for more with this one! Good luck my Shelly xx

    • admin
      Posted at 08:54h, 03 October Reply

      Thank you Jo x

  • Elizabeth James
    Posted at 17:28h, 02 October Reply

    Oh, so creepy….and so good!! 🙌🙌

    • admin
      Posted at 08:54h, 03 October Reply

      Thank you so much. That made my day.

  • Leeanne adlam
    Posted at 08:51h, 03 October Reply

    This is outstanding you are so creative and can’t wait to read ur novel loved this story

    • admin
      Posted at 08:53h, 03 October Reply

      Thank you so much. I will keep you posted.

  • Sam S
    Posted at 15:56h, 03 October Reply

    How mysterious an intriguing Bella moment perhaps 🤔 I’d love to know what’s beyond those trees … more please 😁

    • admin
      Posted at 18:43h, 03 October Reply

      Ah, maybe you will my friend. Thank you!

  • Joanne R
    Posted at 22:34h, 03 October Reply

    I have always been a fan of Vampire films and books so really enjoyed reading this and it definitely left me wanting more. The perfect Autumn / Halloween read. Thank you for sharing with us.

    • admin
      Posted at 07:22h, 04 October Reply

      Thank you so much Joanne.

  • Sarina Siebenaler
    Posted at 17:54h, 05 October Reply

    This is amazing! Great work and so creative! Your descriptive writing is powerful!

    • admin
      Posted at 19:15h, 05 October Reply

      Thank you so much Sarina.

  • Donna Maksimovic
    Posted at 11:49h, 06 October Reply

    Beautifully written you have such a gift for writing ✍️ never let that slip away. Good luck 🤞

    • admin
      Posted at 14:23h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks Donna, that is so kind.

  • Melisa Wrex
    Posted at 19:27h, 07 October Reply

    Lucky girl… today. Tomorrow, maybe not. Good stuff! –Melisa Wrex @mowrex (Twitter)

    • admin
      Posted at 14:40h, 18 October Reply

      Thank you Melissa.

  • Gilmour Amanda
    Posted at 17:27h, 21 October Reply

    I need to know more! Make this a novel please xxx

    • admin
      Posted at 13:31h, 27 October Reply

      On my list Amanda x

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