Eternal Sisters: A Super Short Blog Story

The first unpublished novel I had ever written was a vampire novel. It’ll never, ever see the light of day. While I loved my novel, I cringe trying to read it now. No amount of rewriting could save it. It was THAT bad. But, after writing the novel, I still loved writing vampires and couldn’t get this scene out of my mind. This short story, titled Eternal Sisters, is from 2005. It’s been edited only by me, so please excuse any typos.


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Eternal Sisters


“Melody?” My sister’s familiar voice echoes through my room.

I close my eyes and cover my ears, lightly humming to myself to push the familiar voice away. After four months, I thought the hallucinations would stop. My doctor says the voices are stress induced and that over time, they will fade. The problem is that they haven’t. It is no longer just her voice that haunts me.

Slowly uncovering my ears, I peek through my eyelashes to see if I’m still imagining things. I search my room and spot my sister perching on my window seat. Her short, cinnamon brown hair curls around her chin and her blue eyes appear a shade lighter than I remember. She grins a toothy smile at me and pats the spot next to her.

“Come on, Melody. You can’t ignore me forever.”

I keep my back facing her and take slow breaths. “This isn’t real. This isn’t real. This isn’t real.” I chant the words like a mantra, like they’ll somehow bring me back to reality.

A peel of laughter screeches from behind me, and the hairs on my arms rise as fear creeps into my heart. If River were really here, I wouldn’t be so afraid of her. My heart wouldn’t threaten to crash through my ribcage, and I’d be so relieved. But she’s not here. This is a living nightmare created by my own mind.

I turn my head and gaze over my shoulder. I freeze as River’s icy stare catches mine, and I find myself unable to look away.

“You are not real,” I say more to myself. I already think I’m crazy. Talking to a hallucination of my sister isn’t helping me hold onto my sanity.

She twitches her index finger. “Don’t be stupid. If I’m not real, how am I here?” She giggles and throws a pillow at me.

Yup. I’m definitely going crazy. There is no way I could’ve possibly felt that pillow. A shudder rushes over me, and I kick the frilly pillow away like it’ll explode any second.

I cover my eyes. “You can’t be real. You’re dead!” I shout and start to hum to myself.

“If you would stop ignoring me, I can explain.” Her voice booms into my ear.

“I was at your funeral. You were buried.” Tears burst from my eyes as I remember the worst moment in my life. It was even more devastating than finding out River had died. I rest my face in the palms of my hands.

“Sorry about that. It had to be done. Trust me. If I could’ve just disappeared, I’d have avoided that annoying inconvenience,” my sister says. She brushes her cool fingers along my arm.

I gasp and pull myself away from her icy touch. “Why are you doing this?”

“Because I’m not dead.”

“But you are dead.”

She laughs, reminding me of all the times we’d laughed together. I wish she wouldn’t now. I can’t stand it. “Okay. I’m a little dead.”

“What does that even mean? You’re a little dead?” I shouldn’t be talking to her. If I keep talking to her, she might never go away.

“Well, I was dead, and now I’m undead.” She giggles.

“That isn’t possible,” I say, covering my ears to help me ignore her.

River pulls my hands away from my ears and yanks me to my feet by my wrists. She lifts me six inches off the floor, and I squirm as her sharp nails dig into my skin. I hold my breath and pray that she’ll stop, and these hallucinations will go away.

But they don’t.

Her smile fades after a moment. “Melody, I want you to come with me.”

“No. Leave me alone.” I kick my legs, trying to touch the carpet below me.

“I can’t. You’re my sister.” The somber tone of my sister’s voice causes me to freeze.

She releases my wrist, and I fall to the floor. I scramble to leave my room, but River appears in front of me. She holds up her hands, palms flat, and pushes me back an inch.

She grips the front of my shirt in her hands. “Don’t make it hard on yourself. Everything will be okay. I promise. Imagine the eternity we’ll get to share.”

My sister lunges at me, and a small scream escapes my lips before she cuts it off with her hand. A flash of her perfect, pointy canines startles me, and my skin burns as she rips open the flesh on my neck.

She pulls away, stopping the burning with her cold fingers.

The reality of the situation is hard to swallow. I preferred thinking I was hallucinating. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that River stands in front of me, alive—well, sort of alive—and that she just bit me.


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Altered to Kill Character Bio: Evie Thompson


Name: Evie Thompson

Age: 17

Physical features: Dark hair cut into a bob, golden skin, hazel eyes, slim/athletic.

Style: Casual wear, jeans, T-shirts, boots, scrubs within the HPA training facility.

Favorite Activities: Shopping, studying, learning about the creature world.

Fears: Making bad decisions, uncertainty, death, fighting against someone she knows.

Strengths: She’s fast and quick thinking, intelligent, careful, a critical thinker.

Weaknesses: Wishy-washy, anxious, regretful, a follower.

Quotes: “I’m just scared. You know, this whole thing wasn’t what I signed up for. The board told me I’d be safe, that I wouldn’t have to worry anymore because I’d be powerful and able to fight. They lied. I’m more scared than ever.” This is one of my favorite Evie lines because it’s one that rings true to her situation. Her realization speaks volumes to the evolution of her character from what role she played in the Destined for Dreams series.

Fun facts:

  • Evie’s name is four letters like Nate, Mira, and Liam. Like Nate, she goes by a nickname instead of her real name, Evangeline.
  • Evie has more secrets and tells more lies than anyone in the series.
  • Evie both loves and hates Nate’s impulsivity.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this in-depth look into Evie!

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I discovered that I should never say never when it comes to my writing. I never thought I’d find myself immersed in the heads of Nadia and Hunter in the Destined for Dreams world again after concluding their series, but as it turns out, I had one more story left in me. Destined for Love is a Valentine’s Day special Novella that follows Nadia and Hunter as they celebrate the creature world’s equivalent of the most romantic day of the year, Lovers’ Day.

The novella runs at almost 19k words, which is about 100 printed pages. You’ll be able to purchase Destined for Love at all online retailers after February 10th, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

And now, for the cover and blurb…

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Weeks after leaving the danger and destruction of their past behind, Nadia Petrov and Hunter Sullivan finally have the chance to start their lives over.

When Lovers’ Day, the most romantic day of the year in the creature world, arrives, they finally have the chance to celebrate their everlasting love and new life together. The day spirals downward when new enemies arise from the shadows—enemies more merciless than even the most skilled Human Preservation Agency agent. They threaten to destroy the life Nadia and Hunter fought to create together.

As their special day turns to shambles, and the lines between good and evil blur once again, Nadia and Hunter must fight to save themselves and the world they fought so hard to make safe. In a battle that tests whether or not love can conquer all, they must discover who to trust and who the real enemies are before it’s too late.

Destined for Love takes place after Destined for Death and before the Finding Nate series. You can read it as a standalone, but it’s best to have read the Destined for Dreams series.

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