This week a short urban supernatural story….!
The boy was taller than the other people walking through the tunnels to the railway, and moved with a swagger that set him apart from the crowd. His hair was black as a raven. His coat was long and slightly dirty, although he did not look homeless. His trousers were tucked into his shiny boots, giving him an almost swashbuckling, debonair appearance.
Jenna, wandering aimlessly behind him, suddenly wanted to know more. What did someone like that do? Why was he walking through the city like he didn’t give a damn?
Jenna smiled to herself, as she followed him into an arcade lined with food stalls and cheap shops. I am following him, even though he doesn’t know it.
She was skipping school again, even though her mother had pulled all the strings to get her into a top private school, after she’d been expelled from the last one. She was pretty fed up with her mother, and their nice house, and all her parent’s nice friends. She wanted danger and she felt like being dangerous now.
The stranger had reached the railway station. The air was hot and lifeless. The whistle of the trains was like strange, alluring music.
The boy did not go through the turnstiles but walked down a passage and opened a door marked ’13’ into the wall. Jenna peered curiously.
A door into the wall? A door into the city itself. Who was this guy?
Jenna’s phone rang. Her mother was calling. Instinctively Jenna answered, hoping the railway station sounded enough like the schoolyard that her mother wouldn’t be suspicious. The boy who never knew she was following him, frowned and disappeared through the door.
Of course he had known Jenna was following him all along. He sensed her mood and drawn her to him, as he was always on the lookout for the lost and the impressionable. He ran his hand through his raven-black hair as his eyes glowed bright red in the dark tunnels. A shame, as she would have been a good recruit to the vampire underworld.
An exercise in micro-fiction – stories which run from zero to fifty
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© 2014 M. C. Dulac
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