When students in their school mysteriously drop into comas, three members of an academic and service club investigate a potential supernatural cause.
Music: “Investigation Day” by Nicholas Jeudy
Video Description: “Three Girls with Fangs” Trailer. Duration, 39 seconds. “Investigation Day” by Nicholas Jeudy. Digital drawing. Two girls with fangs wearing letterman jackets and sitting on a bench. The words “Girls With Fang Club” are visible on the left side of one girl’s jacket. The words are partially obscured on the other girl’s jacket. The girl at right has a pale purple complexion and two incisor fangs protruding from her closed smiling mouth. She’s sitting with her wrists resting on her knees, and she looks to the left at the other girl. The girl at left has a pale green complexion and a mouth full of small pointy fangs visible in her open-mouthed smile. She has her hands in her pockets. Her head rests on the other girl’s shoulder. She looks up at the other girl. Behind them, the colors of the sky indicate that the sun is just setting. Title card with the words “Short Story” and “Genre: Mystery,” is displayed at center. Tagline is displayed at bottom. It reads: “When students in their school mysteriously drop into comas, three members of an academic and service club investigate a potential supernatural cause.” Title card and tagline fade. A watermark of the word “storyfeather” appears over the image. Lines from the story appear in sequence: “News had spread of common symptoms that the coma patients shared…Pale skin, puncture wounds near major arteries, weak heartbeats. ‘Vampires don’t drink blood…Not in real life.’ The patients don’t have any infections…And those puncture wounds healed within a day or two, but no one has woken up. Why?’” Site URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades at end. As the last line disappears, the image blurs and darkens, the story title appears at center, and a text card appears at top that reads “Available to Read Now storyfeather.com.”
Welcome to Year 10 of Storyfeather
Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme. For Year Ten, every month’s stories share a genre or theme, some anchor point that the reader can rely on. But within that, there are strange concoctions brewing. The genre’s merge, archetypes collide, mythologies mash…welcome to the Year of Fusion.
First story of Year 10! The Year of Fusion. So here’s the deal, each month’s stories will have a commonality—typically a genre. And I’m going to try and make it cheesy, like Sci-Fi July or Maythology. Something like that. The first story of Year 10 just happens to fall in October. (Year 10 won’t see October again until 2023.)
October is easy. It’s spooky, scary, terrifying. Spooktober. Here are the elements I’m fusing together. Teenage girls. A high school club. An encroaching sinister force. And fangs.
I also rolled three die from my Story Cubes classic set to see if I can get a challenging element to add to the mix. They die landed on “question mark,” “magic wand,” and “sleep face.” I chose the question mark, and decided that this week’s story would be a mystery. And away we go…
Genre: Mystery, Horror
Tags: Bright Death, Canister, Club, Creature, Maggie, Roxanne, Sarita, Undine, Vampire, Werewolf
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