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The Last Days of Dr Seward by Hedge Witch

'...I walk distractedly from the Prinsengracht to Dam square shuddering every time I catch sight of my reflection, twisted and elongated by the canals. What seeps through into them from the surrounding mud? All that lies in the earth is fixed, but if it reaches the water, might it not bob up?' Hedge Witch builds a powerful sense of dread in this dark, ambiguous coda to the novel

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 2500-6000; Dracula]

Shattered Mirrors by Assimbya

'Jonathan wants to tell her something in response, some sort of comfort or reassurance, but he sees, as though inevitably, that the white clips in her dark hair are made from human teeth, and the image silences him.' Intense imagery as Jonathan loses his mind. The blend of surreal & prosaic is particularly unsettling

[Added 01/02/2011; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Dracula]

Sympathy of Wolves by GreenSpine

'I wondered, admiring, at the great care He had taken to drive the wooden stake through her body without touching her heart or stealing her voice, for that was the touch of His true love, just as the tendernesses of my past were His violence.' An original viewpoint renews the age-old tale

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 2500-6000; Dracula]