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Death's Apprentice: The Glitch

By Kiercy Collins All Rights Reserved ©

Thriller / Fantasy


Kamille woke up to nothing, she then made a deal with Death, but when she found herself with uncontrollable powers and a job she couldn't quite handle, Kamille found she had gotten far more than she bargained for when she agreed to be Death's Apprentice, but with help from Dimitri she quickly learns to adjust, that is until Dimitri vanishes and Death tasks Kamille with finding him. Will Kamille be able to find Dimitri before it's too late, or will she have to watch as Death claims the lives and souls of innocent people before their time, with the knowledge that Death was laying the blame on her?


My head feels foggy, my eyes heavy and my body stiff, I can’t bring my eyes to open, where am I? The last thing I remember is being dragged into that dark alley, bound and gagged. I remember the sound of a gunshot ringing out, white hot searing pain in my skin as the bullet pierced my skin. I don’t think this is a hospital.

Something about this feels surreal, strange and weird, very weird. Forcing my eyes to open I take in a deep breath, and stand slowly and to take in my new surroundings. My stomach twists as I take in my unsettling surroundings; where the heck am I?

My surroundings are dark, silent and eerie, even the slightest noise could shatter the silence. It’s cold, and I’m confident I’d see my breath if I could see, even if my hands lack the sting of the cold. Taking a deep breath and releasing it slowly, I close my eyes and count to ten. When I open them again, I jump upon seeing a pair of glowing crimson eyes.

A deep chuckle sounds from all around me, my heart skips as the abyss lights up in blinding white light, my eyes burn. As the light finally dies down, I wipe the water from my eyes and look at my dimly lit surroundings.

I’m in a small room, it’s dark, it’s damp, it’s empty and it’s made of old bricks. The walls are lined with chains and torches. This place is a dungeon. The figure with the eyes of blood stands there less than a foot between us.

The figure stands just a few inches above six feet; he’s dress entirely in a black cloak, the hood covers his head, shadowing all but his eyes. His left hand is all that shows as it’s gripped tightly around a spirally staff. The hand isn’t flesh, and it’s not bone, it’s like the skin is water, and you can see everything that lies beneath. He laughs forcing a shiver to run up my spine, his grip tightens and if he had flesh, his hand would be white from lack of circulation.

“What…what are you?” My throat is dry when I finally find words to speak; my voice comes out quite and broken. The laugh sounds again, less of a laugh and more a violent cackle. It stops suddenly and briefly before starting again, but rather being eerie and gut wrenching, the sound of the laugh is melodic and serene. I feel as my body seems to immediately relax, but my mind goes on edge.

“They have called me many things, many names over the years, Mors, Thanatos, the Grim Reaper, but most commonly, they refer to me as Death.” His voice is soft and gentle, as though he’s trying to relax me, but the shiver running up my spine contradicts this; as does the blade appearing on the staff, turning it into a scythe.

This room has no doors, no windows, no escape; I’m trapped in this dungeon, alone with only Death for company. A single thought runs through my mind, am I dead?

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