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Dragon’s Blood


Hello Horror Fans! I hope you’ll all forgive me for posting this a day late, but yesterday I got engaged! I was too happy and excited to write anything last night. And I won’t bore you with the details of the proposal, but I will say that it involved candlelight, a Katana, and three beautiful dragons. So, it was absolutely perfect.

Thank you for reading!

With Screams and Axes,



As Melissa shook the demon’s hand she felt a sharp sting on her palm. She pulled her hand away to find that she was bleeding. Two drops of blood rolled down her fingers. Max held up a thick pin touched with her blood, and dragged it across his tongue, tasting.

“No going back now,” he said, and snapped his fingers.

Melissa blinked her eyes and found herself back in the chocolate shop, alone. She looked at the clock. It was 9 p.m. Closing time. Melissa touched her hands to her face and her neck, almost as though she was assuring herself that she was still real. She felt disoriented and confused, like waking up on the ground with no recollection of fainting. She wondered for a moment if she had just experienced some kind of vivid hallucination, or if she had fallen asleep somehow. She looked at her palm and saw the small mark on her palm from the pin prick, the deal she made with Max. It was real. She finished closing up the chocolate store, and locked the glass doors behind her.

As she walked down the empty hallway of the mall towards the parking lot, her steps echoed against the tiled walls and the faint ambient music always playing. As she walked she began to feel a change. Something inside her stirred. Her steps became more confident, more sure. When she got to the row of doors leading outside, she flung one open and let herself out into the warm summer evening. It was dark now, and she could see a haze illuminated by the lights of the parking lot. A balmy breeze washed over her and played with the curls of her hair. It was a beautiful night. Melissa decided she wasn’t going to spend it alone, and took her phone out of her purse, dialing his number quickly and without hesitation.

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