Entranced by the Vixen - Leila's Revenge
by Jeff Mason
Friday, October 17, 2003
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This is in response to "The Darkness", which was La Belle Rouge's answer to my challenge. Touche!
Her piercing eyes stared deeply into mine, as I tried to approach her.
She knew my purpose was to end her immortal rein of terror.
“Good evening, Lady Leila,” I taunted. “I’m Count Bartholomew.”
“You shall be my passion-slave,” she said, with dripping sensuality,
and a voice so hypnotic, no mortal could resist.
But, I kept reminding myself that I was no mere mortal. My charter
on this earth had long ago been written. My purpose has been, and always will be,
to rid the earth of her type: the undead thieves of mortal souls.
“I shan’t bite you… not just yet. First, I must be sure I’ve used
you as I please, and to fulfill my desires. When the time is right,
you shall become one with me, and with my world; and we shall
be together for all eternity.”
Tonight, my purpose was not to be fulfilled. Although not under
her irresistible spell, I was still entranced by this vapid vixen,
with her piercing eyes; her flowing, flaming hair and her alabaster skin.
I was resolved to remain, and play her game, and I would be her passion-slave;
Whether or not I would slay her, I had yet to completely decide.
There was just something about her, her vampish spell aside.
Something that kept me entranced, no matter what I tried.
I hadn’t felt this way in years… would this be suicide?
Ah! But my charter having long been pre-determined, what she
did not know was that my blood would not satisfy her blood lust.
If she dared bite me, my blood, so extremely rare, would be
poison to her immortal being, and then I would watch as
her perfect, porcelain body writhed in pain as the lifelessness
overtook her undead visage.
But… maybe she did know! Maybe this was Leila’s revenge: taunting
me into her den of evil, just to use me and then try and elude me.
No matter, though, because now I found myself falling madly and
deeply in love with this evil, but hauntingly beautiful creature; In love
with the very creature I was put on this earth to destroy.
What sweeter revenge can there be than this?
This poem/story and related concepts are copyright © Jeff Mason 2003, and may not be reproduced in part or in whole without the author's express permission.
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|Reviewed by David McKay (Reader)
|So the vampire slayer makes his presence known... (I know I'm coming to this saga WAAAAAY late!) I can't wait to see what's next! I am enjoying this round-'robin storytelling!|
|Reviewed by Amy Blakeley (Reader)
|Well, now I am enjoying this exchange of poetic narrative! You and LaBelle have started something here, and I am very interested in seeing where it goes! This is collaboration in the grand sense, like the genre writers of the thirties and forties used to do! Your excerpt is fantastically well-written and very entertaining, I look forward to more!|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|The power of writers at work. Love it! Also enjoying how each role player is getting into their parts :-) It is good to see a writer show how evil can be seductive and loved the way you added the tinted blood........After all your only human and the council would be aware of the dangers of your role in life :-)|
|Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader)
|Very, very Interesting, Jeff, and very well written! You bring the characters to life and intrigue the reader with their strange story. To both you and LaBelle, I admit my admiration with this series of writes! (I am something of a vampire afficianado myself, being a horror author...)|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|Well Count Bartholomew it would appear we are equally matched in power and perhaps in purpose. Leila retires to her coffin to plan her midnight strategy. It is Leila who is honored... but not afraid!
This is an awesome write, these challenges are wonderful fun and they do challenge us to perfect our art. Hope other characters will jump into the challenge to join us and intensify the intrigue. Last Halloween we all had a wonderful time with poetic role playing.