Vampire's Ball

October 30, 2008
By Kaitie Filipowicz, Herndon, VA

A flicker of candlelight on spun-gold hair; a carefree grin aimed at the whole crowd and yet only for a mop of curly brown hair. The girl dances in an eerie rhythm only she can hear. The boy, caught by the phantom song too, catches the grey-eyes beauty on a passing step; he expression turns challenging- can you keep up? The boy’s green eyes sparkle with amusement; of course he can keep pace, he thinks. The pace of the music they hear suddenly turns frantic, and they move across the otherwise-empty floor, gold and bronze blurs.

The crowd watches in awed silence as the two figures are abruptly overlaid by images of a pair of specters. The four shapes move fluidly, grace oozing from every motion. As the eyes of the ethereal blonde and striking brunet phantoms lock with their captive- for all intents and purposes- audience, the melody comes from nowhere, like a flicked switch. It is once again at a stately pace, its solemn and sorrowful notes winding around them, ensnaring them. When the spectators move to the dance floor, the first pair exchange smug looks. Then the screaming starts. The green-eyed brunet proffers his arm to his dance partner. “Milady?” The blonde delicately grasps the limb, both gazing, smirking, at the chaos below.

“A Vampire’s Ball. Honestly, silly mortals,” the woman coos as they pass feeding vampire after feeding vampire, “what did you expect?”


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on May. 5 2015 at 3:19 pm
RobotPenn. SILVER, El Paso, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Profound change is cumulative."

Amazing. I actually love how short it is. A perfect story that is able to describe a scene without drowning us in unnecessary language. The ending was just perfect. I absolutely loved it. :)

Dancetron said...
on Feb. 2 2014 at 7:05 pm
Dancetron, C, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A teen is the hardest person to understand.They are treated like children and yet are expected to act like adults."

Good but please please please make it longer

on Sep. 24 2009 at 6:15 pm
potterlight PLATINUM, Cleveland, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
That makes sense

"What did you expect?" LOL!

SadieKB said...
on Sep. 3 2009 at 6:14 pm
Magnifico! Although it was super short, it was super good.

kcin02 said...
on Nov. 19 2008 at 3:18 am
Keep writing, this is great. Congrats Kaitie on a job well done.


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