Nerves of Steel
by Lee Hayton
For a thousand years, vampires ruled the earth. They bent men to their will and molded cities into hotbeds of depravity.
Ha! Just kidding. Vampires are weaklings that catch fire if you push them into sunlight. As soon as humans found out they existed, the suckers were captured, enslaved, and put to work.
So, imagine my surprise when a free vampire strolled into Joe’s Bar. Fair enough if he’s ditched his chains but walking around in public? That does not compute. As an escapee cyborg with a bounty on her head, I don’t want to dig for trouble. If it weren’t for my best friend, I’d turn a blind eye. But I owe that thirteen-year-old vampire my freedom and my life. If something is changing for his species, he needs to know.
This investigation will open a can of bother, but if trouble comes for me, I’m ready. My body is 34% titanium, my skin is silicone, and I have nerves of steel.
Category: Science Fiction – Cyberpunk
Blood Like Ice
by Lee Hayton
Norman is desperate to cure his main disability—being dead.
At thirteen years old, I became a vampire to save my teenage life. Within a few months, the government put me in shackles, and I spent every night working at the empire’s beck and call. Jumping out of the frying pan into the fire is my forte. And yet…
In the dungeons underneath the empire, I heard tales of a vampire who overturned the curse of my species. At the time, huddled in the dark, it seemed like an idle dream. But when the vampires revolted, I evaded recapture and set out to prove that dreams could become reality. So what if the only thing I’m armed with is my misfit friends and hope?