Modern Day Vamps By Sophia Mathes


Conditions for the poor people in London had improved some with the recent improvements of sanitation systems. A young man by the name of Jason worked tirelessly to support himself; he had no living relatives. Then one moonless night while traveling home he laid eyes on a frightening scene. An entrancingly beautiful man had a dying woman in his arms, sucking the blood out of her neck. Although every bone in Jason’s body told him to run, he couldn’t.

Over the next two years him and the beautiful killer, William, became close. Upon Jason’s twentieth birthday William realized he wanted Jason to stay with him forever, he turned him into a petrifying creature of the night; a vampire.


Jason and William lounged on the steps of an old downtown building of Riverside, California. Both we’re darkly dressed. In William’s hand was a dark colored glass bottle. To any passerby they looked like any ordinary no-good boys.

Jason held open a popular vampire romance book. “Wouldn’t it be cool if we sparkled?” said Jason. William toyed with the zipper of his jacket absent-mindedly. “Yes, but we live in the real world where vampires burn in the sun” replied William.

“What do you want to eat tonight?” said Jason looking up at the sky. “I don’t know man, but what I do know is if we don’t bring Anne back something warm she’ll stake us” said William. Jason laughed at the thought of pixie-sized Anne coming at them with a stake.

A young woman walked down the street, slowing slightly when she saw Jason and William. “Show time lover boy” said William, slapping him on the back.  Jason gracefully stood and leisurely made his way toward the girl.

“Hey there” she said twirling her hair around her finger. “You look lovely in the moonlight, part of me wonders what you look like in the day” Jason purred in a voice smooth as black silk. “Well give me your number and you might get to see me in the day” she said smiling. He sighed, “I can’t go out during the day”

“What? Are you a vampire or something?” she inquired jokingly. “Perhaps I am” Jason replied, smirking as he stepped closer. The girl had now idea that a third vampire was creeping out of the shadows behind her.

“Come have a little flirtation with the dark side, lovely” said Jason holding out his hand to her. She took it, sealing her fate. Jason pulled her against his body and placed a hand on her waist, smiling the way a predator did.

“Watch out!” a voice screamed. Another girl up the street had seen the third vampire. With deadly precision the last vampire slit his target’s throat. Spraying crimson blood over Jason’s front. The other girl turned and fled as quickly as her highly impractical high heels could take her.

“You weren’t supposed to kill her yet Arthur,” said Jason with a disapproving look on his face. Arthur shrugged and grinned. Jason let the dead female’s body hit the ground with an ugly thud. William sauntered over to Jason and put an arm around him.

“You sparkle when you’re covered in blood” he said and kissed Jason deeply. “I got dibs on the runner” Arthur yelled, already in pursuit of the other girl. “Dammit Arthur” the remaining two said in unison, taking off after him into the night.

The End