Sophia of Athens is contentedly obsessed with her dreams of the daimon Empusa, though she knows Empusa is killing her slowly. But as the army of Xerxes advances on Athens, Sophia is in greater danger than she realizes. Contains explicit sex.
Originally published in Vamps, ed. KIL Kenney. Round Rock, TX: Torquere Press, 2009. Also available in A Taste of Mercy (Rookery Creek Media, 2013.)