Vampires. I used to love them, but that’s all over now. Back in the day they were horrible scary monsters who would suck all the blood out of your body leaving you dead. They were monstrous and evil and merciless. They were cruel and heartless and hungry.
Nowadays they’re gone all soft. They have tender feelings. They fall in love, are filled with the deepest angst and they’re usually beautiful. They feel pain and empathy and guilt. That’s so wrong!
Ugh. They’re supposed to be monsters, dammit! I want the scary monsters back!
One day I got to wondering what the old school vampires would think of their modern day counterparts. I think they’d be appalled – and maybe even depressed. And so a short wee story was born about an ancient vampire trying to cope in the modern world. It was recently published. I hope you’ll check it out.