Dariel's World

Hi. I'm Dariel Raye, an interracial/multi-cultural paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and psy/suspense author, and every day of this journey is a learning experience. I'm also a counselor, musician, and animal lover. My stories are about all-conquering love and romance, and I enjoy hosting other authors as well. Enter a world where werewolves, vampires, multi-shifters, vamp-like Nephilim, Vodouin Fey, and all things paranormal capture our hearts...

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Flasher Friday: "Timeless"

Flashing again! One-hundred words to create a story using this pic as our inspiration. Take a look at my friends' takes by clicking here.


Look at them, flocking around like vultures to a bloody carcass. I knew I shouldn’t have come. They turn my stomach, and that’s not easy to do.

Thankfully, I had Ben change everything before it was too late, leaving his entire estate to the daughter we invented – I invented.

He was a good man. The only man I’ve ever really loved enough to settle down with and live this fa├žade.

A song, prayer, speeches, lies about how much they loved him, nice, but give it a break, people.

Little do they know, I watched over their father until he died. I’d had to leave long before because he wouldn’t let me turn him. He kept aging. I didn’t.

C’est la vie, or, say o se dla a (such is the afterlife).


Muffy Wilson said...

You are so clever, Dariel. I would never have thought of that! Beautiful! xo

Anonymous said...

Love. It! Fab Flash :-)

Naomi said...

Fabulous! I love your ideas

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments, Ladies! I love these pics with half the face shielded from view. So many possibilities :-)

Pablo Michaels said...

Although dark and cynical, your flash is outstanding. I can feel your descriptions of his family like vultures. Well done.

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks, Pablo! Ok. I'll admit it. I'm a cynic. Is it possible to be a romantic cynic? LOL

Rolling Muse in The Roses said...

I def need more to know what all lead up to this. Great flash. I love how you woven the words so dark yet so full of passion. She surely loved him even though he wouldn't let her turn him. I hope his family doesn't catch on to the "daughter". Great flash!

Dariel Raye said...

Thanks, Aurora! I might have to revisit this one eventually with a bit of backstory :-)