This story I either hate or love, depending on my mood at the time. It originally started out as this supernatural X-Files-style story but now I consider it a sort of “Secret Government” X-Files thing. It began with a “what’s it like to die” idea, and I think Allen does kind of “die” in the end and becomes a better man because of it. Either that or I’m a hack and the story is pointless. Take your pick, you could make a case for either. Story after the break.
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Here’s the first of my “back catalog” of stories I wrote in or slightly after college. It’s called “Here There Be Vampyres” and it’s my own version of the “hell is cyclical” concept. I admit it’s a tired concept for a story, but it was one of the first I ever wrote. It was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s story “The Troll Bridge.” He did it much better than I did, of course, because he’s brilliant and I’m not.
I actually submitted this story to a Flash Fiction contest and it won an honorable mention, so that’s cool. Maybe I should add that to my “Notoriety” page…
Anyway, story after the break. I’d really like to know what you think, if you’re inclined to read it.