Vampires of the Sky by Michael L. Preble
Approx. 7,660 words.
Published on April 29, 2011.
It is the summer of 1940.
William is a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force. Sofia is a girl meets in a pub shortly before he is to go back off to war. The time they have together is necessarily brief, but perhaps their love is the flame that will see them through the darkness to come.
This is a short story.