Delacroix [Public domain], via WikiPaintings


I gave him his wine and settled into my ale.

“Tell me, who was that Nubian woman you were with?” he asked.

I let a lusty grin light up my face. “Nice looking woman, eh? Here with her husband. They have some very cosmopolitan ideas for being from the country.”

This is an original story, chronicling how three of the characters of my upcoming novelette, The Vampire’s Gallery, met. The modern Jafari (and the first two chapters of my upcoming novelette) are included in Short Smut, as “Internet Dating Bites.” What you missed of this story can be found here. It’s part of Six Sentence Sunday. Click the link for more awesome stories!
Please note: This is set around 1 BC, and is light when it comes to historical accuracy. I mean, no one’s going to whip out some matches or a PSP, but there are probably details I’ll get wrong.