The ancient cemetery was hidden deep in the rich forest. It had been centuries since she’d heard the footsteps of humankind stir her awake.
Her white marble sarcophagus was nestled at the base of great tree, whose roots embraced the entry. Shards of sunlight burst through the cracks, temporarily blinding her sapphire black vampire eyes. Even in the semi-darkness, her beauty shined.
The poisonous serpents wrapped around her for protection slithered away at her command, releasing her from her self created bondage.
The faint heartbeat in her chest began to pound in anticipation of the possibility of quenching her ravenous thirst.