TITLE: Vampire Mask
GENRE: MG - Contemporary
Piper is a thirteen-year-old vampire.
Unless you ask her mom. If you ask her mom, she’s an adorable thirteen-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with lupus—right after she lost her father to complications from lupus.
But in Piper’s mind, she’s a vegetarian vampire, waiting for her magic powers to come in.
I remember the day I was reborn into this new life. The day they told me not to go outside because the sun could kill me. That day, my whole life changed.
It was not a change I am happy with.
"Piper, eat your breakfast."
I blinked at my mom. "Vampires don't do mornings."
Long suffering sigh. "You aren't a vampire."
"Then why can't I go in the sun?" I asked, mushing up my pancakes.
"You can go in the sun. You just have to cover up. Wear that cute floppy hat I bought you."
I pushed away from the table, glaring at my mom. She would never understand me. I resisted the urge to bare my fangs at her and instead I jumped to my feet and stalked out…or at least, I tried to stalk out. But the big black combat boots she bought me yesterday make it very hard to stalk. I think they weighed as much as I do, and they made my knees ache.
Vampires wear black. And since I'm sure I'll have to be fighting other vampires soon, I must have combat boots.
"Piper!" Crap. My mom had noticed my retreat and my still-full plate left behind on the table.
"I'm going back to sleep." I called as I tried to bound up the stairs. I only fell once.
Do vampires sleep in their combat boots? I was new at this, so I wasn't sure.