For a vampire, saying goodbye to your mortal lover can be the hardest thing you ever have to do.
First published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, this is a Nebula Award-nominated story from USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith, who has also been nominated many times for many other awards, including five Hugo Award nominations. He has also won a World Fantasy Award.
USA Today best-selling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than 90 popular novels and well over 100 published short stories. His novels include the science fiction novel Laying the Music to Rest and the thriller The Hunted, as D.W. Smith. With Kristine Kathryn Rusch, he is the coauthor of The Tenth Planet trilogy and The 10th Kingdom. For more information about his work go to DeanWesleySmith.com.