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Something Buried #6

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Chance looked on as the crew, the plants, shrivelled around him. The viewing window looked out on the spectacle as the creature freed a bat-like wing from its prison. Blotting out the stars.

Finally free, the Great Vampire screeched its triumph. It slowly turned towards the Galaxy, glowing with life and light. Then back to its new disciple.

The ship broke apart around Chance, the air escaped his lungs, the icy cold of interstellar space latched itself to his bones. Then the voice came once more.

"Come. We shall feed. This Universe is plentiful. I bestow upon you unlife!"

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    Neville Hunt over 4 years ago

    Terrific! Exciting, Jeff. Love the concept of unlife. Great stuff...more please...
    (Should it be a cap C for chance in the penultimate para?)

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Yep! Well spotted once more Neville 😊 And thanks again, and we'll have to see. In the meantime, for those who haven't yet guessed... Google "Great Vampire" 😉

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Yep! Well spotted once more Neville 😊 And thanks again, and we'll have to see. In the meantime, for those who haven't yet guessed... Google "Great Vampire" 😉

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    Jeff Taylor over 4 years ago

    Thanks Drew. Much appreciated. I probably won't go beyond this point though. I think unleashing a terror on an unsuspecting Universe is quite enough. ;)

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    Jamie Clapperton over 4 years ago

    By turns funny and frightening. Really enjoyed this Jeff but scared to stargaze now! :-)

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