Vampyric Requiem - an Eald Cearo fantasy short story
‘Be true to others and love deeply. Life will not give up on you.’
Markus Yahne, Lord of Tabacon, has always believed in this ideal. Yet now the evil of desperate circumstances threatens him. A vampire knight torments him by taking away the love of his wife and offering him a choice which strikes at the very heart of who he is: give up everything that remains to him in order to get back all he has lost.
An unholy bargain with his vampyric host gives him hope and teaches him more than he expects about life and love, but also hate. Time is short, and horror tells his story.
Will love or hate win through? Please note: this is a fantasy short story of 5000 words and is also part of the expanded novella, Sorrow's Ruin.