Once Bitten

Chapter 1— The Bite

© 2022 Esther Imoseme Aruna.

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To the Salami-Aruna Family.


All names and characters in this book are fictitious. They have no existence outside this book.


All thanks to the Almighty God for his constant love!


Esther Imoseme Aruna is an upcoming writer. She has written a few other books such as Forced to Marry, The Great Escape, Prey and Predator, The Wrong Dark house, Kimo the Dancing Frog, An Affair to Remember and many more are yet to come!

She currently resides in Nigeria with her family.


We can choose who we fall in love with.

Life brings us together with our soulmates and when we do meet them, well know!


Chapter 1

If only there was a way humans could see the future, see what was to happen before it happened, our lives would be so much better! Unfortunately for us we
e all doomed!

It was a hundred years ago in New Orleans… I remember because I was there. This isn something I read in any history book or something I heard on the news. This is a true tale of how I became a bloodsucker!


I was tired of watching the movie, it bored me out and I had a lot on my mind, I couldn take it anymore. I was feeling choked up with my own thoughts I just had to go outside for some fresh air there was no other way to it.

My best friend Elias and I had chosen a day to go watch one of the movies at the theatre, he brought his girlfriend along, she was our childhood friend and we all grew up together. I was perfectly ok with the two of them falling for each other, I was truly happy! If I had feelings for Delia it wouldve been a whole different story.

But that wasn what bothered me.

I kept thinking of what my purpose in life would be, I was a master of five different crafts, I earned money with them but still I was somewhat not satisfied and the thought of it kept me up at night sometimes and now again the thought appeared in my mind while I was supposed to be watching a movie and enjoying it.

Elias and Delia were very intrigued by the action movie, they even laughed and clapped at some scenes that I cared not to even remember. My eyes were glued to the big screen but my heart, mind and spirit wasn there at all.

I wanted so many things in life, I wanted love, more wisdom, riches, I wanted the best things in life but most of all I wanted power! The power to make things bend at your will, but who was I— I was only an average man with a dream. I wondered if Id ever be content with life.

When I couldn take it anymore, I stood up, I could recall some loud voices shooting from behind me to leave the view. I much enjoyed their yelling, but I didn have the heart to stand there for long and inconvenience the others.

”Damian! ” Elias called my name as I expected he would.

The movie wasn over and there I was standing instead of sitting.

”Where are you going?! ”

”To get some air! ” I answered him with a serious tone and a stern face, then I walked away and jogged up the stairs.

Elias must have noticed that something w

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