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The beautiful veils of true and proper horror (PH2018)

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posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 01:55 AM
Her veils were so thin and transparent that she might as well have been totally undressed as she moved to the music. The musical beat was reinforced by the primitive drums so it was easy to be drawn into her hypnotic movements and be totally lost in her beauty.

I tried to tear my eyes from her and look at the other onlookers who were also transfixed with her beauty and poise; they were all mesmerized and focused as I had feared I would become .

I carried a small mirror which by turning my head and holding the mirror just so I could look at her true image. What I beheld in the mirror was a true demon goddess that was known by my people to suck the souls and life out of those whom she merely touched.

I could not risk making a move against her for I would have been torn apart by all the adoring onlookers of her dance if I were not successful.

I waited while she started moving from table to table as she caressed a patrons cheek, hand, or brushed an outstretched arm. Within seconds they would slump over and stop breathing but no one else seemed to notice as all eyes were fixed on her body, eyes, and face.

I waited while avoiding direct eye contact with her and her beautiful body movements.

Finally she was the next table over and as she turned her back I ran my Rune Dagger into the side of her neck all the way to the hilt. There was no scream from her throat for it was full of the Rune Dagger as she collapsed upon the floor. Her true form was revealed even before she hit the floor for only the briefest moment. Whatever you might call this thing then turned into a greyish smoke before disappearing totally.

I retrieved my Rune Dagger and noticed there were only five of us left alive in the entire bar and restaurant; one of the living was the owner bartender.

His eyes were the size of a serving plate as he said to me, "Mister, for the rest of my life you will always have something to eat and drink at my house or business. Thank you".

"I just wish I could have acted sooner," was my reply.

It has been my experience that if the demon is killed quickly enough the souls she has taken can find their way back into their once living bodies. It was starting to look like this time would be no different as I began to see signs of life in those who only moments before had been totally dead.

I left the Good Inn with a bag full of coins and many well wishes for my continued journey.

If this keeps up I will not have to buy food within a 500 mile radius !

As I age I should start watching my weight for the food is good and the drinks are always satisfying after a proper day of devil slaying..


posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 03:02 AM
Oh I liked that! Proper flash fiction in a fantasy setting

posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 07:55 AM
a reply to: SprocketUK

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

posted on Oct, 15 2018 @ 11:39 PM
Funny, in my mind I've pictured a cross between Constantine and The Hound from Game of Thrones. Good stuff!

posted on Oct, 16 2018 @ 06:22 AM

originally posted by: Osirisvset
Funny, in my mind I've pictured a cross between Constantine and The Hound from Game of Thrones. Good stuff!

I thought I needed a magic dagger thus the first thing that popped into my mind was a "Rune Dagger"... hopefully the readers believe it has magical powers... Thanks for reading

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