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The Birth of Ebony Jackson – ML Steele

The Birth of Ebony Jackson

Travel on a journey with M.L. Steele as she takes you back in time and into the deep south. The McCafferty’s Nanny will tell you the tale of the arrival of a new young slave girl, Eula Mae Jackson, on their plantation, and how life for everyone there changed.
Lifelong bonds are created as Eula and Stella McCafferty, the plantation owner’s daughter, take over the plantation themselves.

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New Release – Collapsing Worlds, by M.L. Steele

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Collapsing Worlds

Steele Writing Enterprises is proud to announce that M.L. Steele has released her next story on Amazon for purchase and download. This can be purchased at this link.

Collapsing Worlds is an honorable mention award-winning story from the Writers of the Future by M.L. Steele. It is the tale of a young woman’s will to do what is right over what she has been trained to do, as her world around her is drained of all life. Will Taigi be strong enough to survive and help those in need , or will her training kick in?

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Also, Vigilance in Disguise by M.L. Steele is available from Amazon as well. That link is here.

Evangeline Dalton was a girl from the south transplanted to the city that never sleeps. Her life seemed to be humming along just fine, until one day when she was sitting alone in a café. That one night would change the rest of her life and introduce her to the hidden world which she had always been a part of without knowing.

As she says, “Happy reading!”

Part 2 of the Vampire Story (14)

Arriving back at the Estate, Edmund is already there having heated words with Chris. The men remain in the truck at the front entrance, as John’s ear picks up their conversation.
“He took out all of my seconds Chris, I want this man.” Edmund growled.
“How do you know they even have him?” Chris retorted as he heard the wheels of his trucks tires hit the gravel in the drive.
“I just know, and when they arrive, I will take him. It is my right Chris. You know it is.”
Chis glared at Edmund. He knew Edmund was right. According to the entente, he was well within his rights. “Let’s just wait until they return. If he is with them, he is yours, if not, then he is your responsibility to find. Agreed?”
“Agreed.”
Chris kept the conversation going and Edmund, he hoped distracted from the fact the others had already returned.
“We can’t bring him here.” John announced, as he quickly rolled the windows up.
“Why, what is going on?” Neil questioned.
“Edmund is there. And Chris said he has the right to take Thomas, according to some treaty that is in place.”
“What are we going to do?”
“I don’t know. But we can’t just hand him over to Edmund.”
“Hey y’all, right here. I’m not afraid of him. He is after all a,” he looked at John, “Vampire.”
“Yes, and that vampire, will tear you head off the moment he sees you.” Neil asserted as his eyes began to glow. “Now sit back and let us figure something out.”
“You know your eyes are glowing, don’t you?” Thomas asked Neil.
“I would stop talking,” John chimed in. “If he changes here before you, you could go blind.”
Thomas swallowed hard, and that was the last sound either John or Neil heard from the back floor boards.
“What if you throw it in reverse, and we take him further up the mountain? You could stay with him, while I return with the truck. I could say you were hunting.”
“I don’t know if it will work, but it’s the only shot we have.”
John carefully shifted to reverse, and backed out of the drive. Drove a good mile down the road, and then he exited the vehicle, telling Thomas to stay put for the time. John went to the back, and looked in the toolbox on the back of the truck. He was lucky. Inside, he found a coat of Chris’s, some trash bags, duct tape, and a can of scent off. He quickly sprayed Thomas with the spray, “I’m kind of worried about the stuff Chris carries in his tool box. There were cable ties in there too,” he adds as he throws the other items on the front seat.
“I think he just likes to be prepared up here in this weather.” Neil stated.
“Cable ties, duct tape and trash bags,” John began. “What is he prepping for an abduction and murder?” A hint of laughter entering his voice.
“He is a hunter John, and he has human’s he cares for. The coat, I would say is for Amy, or his doc, in case they get stranded. The duct tape and bags, to cover their feet in the snow to keep them dry.”
“And the rest?”
“Oh we don’t have time for this, ask Chris when you see him and just be grateful now.”
“Yes sir,” John patronized.
Once again Neil’s eyes began to glow.

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“What in the hell happened here?” Edmund demands.

Neil starts, “We heard their attack, and tried to stop it.”

Edmund makes his way to the woman, “Her? She is why half my seconds lay here dead, on my territory?”

John nods. Edmund picks the woman up from the ground, she isn’t even worth their time this lowly whore.” He then snaps her neck right in front of John and Neil.

“No! John lunges.” His eyes fill with rage as he stands their helpless at what Edmund had done.

“Let this be a lesson, human’s lives are not important to me. I spare them when possible, and don’t make it a point to kill, but if the question is my men or a human, then every time the human must be the one sacrificed.” A smugness floats around Edmund as he speaks.

“John no,” Neil begins. He realizes what John wants to do, and realizes that if they are not careful there will be a war on their hands and humans will be the ones who will lose the most.

“I’ll be at the truck,” John stated through gritted teeth, as he moved back in the direction which they had arrived.

Neil stayed in his hunter form, out of fear of what Edmund may do if he were human. “Who was that man?” Edmund asked. “And why was he here?”

“I don’t know the answer to either of those questions.” Neil stated.

“Why did you tell him to leave?”

“Because I knew you would kill him, just as you killed the girl.”

“You are correct. However, now I’m curious. I think I will see if I can track him. Tell Chris hello for me.”

“But our meeting.”

“That will have to wait. I have a human to find.” And with that, Edmund was gone. Neil was fast. He was back in human form and to the truck faster than he thought he could be.

“John, we have to find the man, before Edmund, Drive!”

John shifted into gear and was on his way. He watched for Edmund along the trees as they drove parallel to the path which Edmund had run.

“There, speed up!”

John didn’t even stop, as they neared the stranger. As he drove by, Neil opened the window and grabbed him up pulling him into the truck. Neil then pushed him down into the back and out of sight. “Get back to the house John, now.”
Neil didn’t have to tell John twice, he drove faster than he had ever in his life.

“You don’t have to worry, I threw him off my trail, I know what I’m doing.”

Neil looked in the visor mirror back at the man in the floor board, “who are you?”

The man looked offended and said “More importantly who are you and why do you consort with the eternally damned?”

Neil openly gawked at the man, unable to believe his nerve. “We just saved your life, and you won’t tell us who you are.”

John added, “Not to mention you are being incredibly rude. We are vampires. And if I were not driving at this moment, I might just let you see what it is like to be one.”

“You wouldn’t dare.” The man demanded.

“I would. In fact when we get to the estate, I may do just that, seeing as Neil broke your weapon.”

“You think that is the only weapon I carry?” The man snarled.

“Enough!” Neil shouted. “Let’s get back to the others before Edmund catches us and has all our heads.”

“You are a hunter Neil, no vampire can kill you.” John stated.

“You’re a hunter?” The man asked. “That is what I am. I’m from a little place called Texas.” The man revealed as he held his hand up for Neil to shake.

Neil snubbed the man. “We have nothing in common. I do not go searching for vampires to kill. I was made to protect the innocent, whether they are vampire or human, it matters not to me. You on the other hand, murder any vampire you meet, or at least try to. And your stupidity has cost an innocent human her life today.”

The man slunk back against the seat. “My name is Thomas Holiday.”

John then spoke. “I’m John, and this is Neil. Our first names is all you need to know. John then turned on the radio, turned it up and kept his eyes peeled on the road and his mirror. Watching for signs of Edmund or his crew.

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How much further?” John impatiently asks.
“Let me look at the map again.” Neil replies.
“Map, type that into the controls on the dash, the truck will then take us right to the front door of the pub.”
“I prefer a map. I don’t much go in for all the new technology they have now,” Neil states. “Take a right up here and it should be just on your left.”
John kept driving past the right he should have taken. “Where are you going? You missed our turn.”
“I hear something, you can’t? It sounds like a woman screaming. I can’t just pass it by, could be trouble.”
“Yes, and it could be a trap laid for us.”
“I’ll take my chances. Besides who would want to mess with a vampire and hunter?” John question as a grin appeared on his face.
Suddenly John throws the truck in park and leaps out. He is on his feet and running before Neil can even blink. Neil sighs, then transforms and draws his sword, and follows after John.
When Neil reaches John, John has a group of three or four vampires coming after him. He has placed himself between the other vampires and a woman who lays on the ground barely conscious, clothing ripped from her body. Neil swallows hard, and moves in on the ravenous vampires as they repeatedly goad John.
“John, think of Edmund. They are in the same state as he was. Surely they are from his clan. We have to try and not kill them unless necessary, we don’t want a vampire war on our hands.” Neil then cut his own palm and watched as the frenzied vampires watched the blood dripping down his hand. “Come and get it boys, you know you can’t possibly resist.” The vampires stood there as their mouths visibly began to water for the blood which escaped Neil’s hand. They began moving towards Neil, the whole mob, just as the woman made a noise, and brought their attention back to her blood and body there incapacitated on the ground. John snarled his body language daring the others to make a play for her. The biggest of the lot took the dare and lunged at John. Neil was quicker than the human eye, as he knocked the vampire to the ground and off to the side of John away from the girl. Neil too then took a stance, guarding this innocent woman.
“Well, well, well, what do we have here?” Someone questioned as they edged down the alley where this all was taking place. The stranger was tall and quite thin. His hair long and blonde and slicked back. Dark glasses covered his eyes, and a long duster covered his clothing, cowboy boots covered his feet and he moved with slow intent moves. “You boys look as though you could use a bit of help.” He then spotted the female laying on the ground.
Neil and John stare at the stranger, as he approaches the group. “What in the hell does he think he is doing?” Neil questioned.
“Got me.” John responded.
“Who are you?” Neil asked as he continued his defensive stance.
“I think the question here is who are you?” The stranger stated in response. “And why do you think you can handle these damned creatures alone with,” and his words dropped as he raised his glasses examining John more closely. “Shit, you’re one of them too, aren’t you?” Pointing at John.
“Now is not the time,” Neil stated as the pack began moving towards the three of them once again, having lost interest in this new blood donor.
“John. John!” Neil started, but it was too late. One of the vampires had reached him and knocked him to the ground, as his attention was drawn to the man who appeared to be a cowboy, extracted a gun and fired in his direction. John pushed the body of the vampire off of his, and returned to his feet. His teeth were bared and he was ready to attack this man, however the other vampires prevented this as they charged forward.
The battle was brutal and gory, and in the end, only Neil, John, the cowboy and woman survived. The man then turned on John after fighting side by side with him moments before. “And now it’s your turn.”
Neil was quick and bent the man’s gun before he could fire the special bullet he used to kill the others. “What are you?” The man asked, just as Edmund appeared.
“I suggest you get out of here, and fast,” Neil urged.
The man looked hard at Neil, then at John and finally at Edmund. He then turned taking his weapon with him.

The Train

I sat quietly on the train as it chugged along, trying to drown out the noise in my head. My eyes darting around examining my fellow travelers. If they knew what I was no one led on. A woman across from me , caught my eye. My mind began dancing around at the sight of the woman’s large protruding belly. Would I ever have this fate? Deep down I knew the answer. I could know motherhood , but at what cost? Could I truly pass this on to my unborn child ? My mother had passed it .
I smiled at the woman as I got to my feet. The woman smiled back as I walked by. I found the restroom, and washed my face. I could do this , it was destiny. As I travel back to my seat all of the thoughts came rushing in. My hand brushed the pregnant woman’s as I passed her by . “ Oh excuse me dear,” she exclaimed! I stared at her as her life flashed in front of my eyes. This was the normal, this was my life. I asked her to come and sit with me as they began bringing the dinner carts around. “You’re to kind.” I smiled at her as I see deep inside why she travels alone, so close to delivery. We receive our dinner , and chat as we eat. She then excuses herself to the bathroom. While she is gone, I look through her bag, searching for it. It has to be here.
Just as she returns , I find what I seek. She sees and frowns. “If you needed money, I would have given you some , I don’t have much , but I would share. I smile. You are so kind. I was just trading my bank roll for yours. Her mouth then drops as she sees the size of mine. I place hers in my bag and tuck mine neatly in her purse. I then get up and take her seat by the window. “I don’t mind sitting by the window,” she smiled. I grab hold of her hand and hold on tight . Suddenly the train lunges forward , something is wrong. I watch as her life changes right before my eyes. Everything moving so fast.
Finally everything stops , I lay in a pool of blood beside the woman . She smiles as she tries to care for me.
“Ma’am lay down , you are bleeding. How far along are you?”
“ I’m only twenty seven weeks.” Suddenly her water bursts as they lay her down beside me. We hold on tight to one another as my life slips away. I look up into her eyes as she realizes her child will be lost. She mumbles “ Why, why did you switch seats?”
I manage a smile , “because I love you mama.”
As the child inside her dies , I fade.

Hello

Just popping in for a quick hello and to let everyone know, writing has unfortunately been put on hold so to speak ATM…. Long nights with little to no sleep have taken their toll on my brain, and my writing unfortunately….

I hope to have something soon , my apologies to those who like my posts & look forward to them 🙂 Happy Reading MLSteele