The Degradation of a Monster


Penny_Dreadful_VampireAs I go through my desk and look at pages upon pages of ideas I’ve jotted down and tossed in to “the file” drawer, I always come back to one in particular. It is a vampire story and I actually began this particular story back in 1997 and tossed it to the side. I will, occassionally, pull it out and jot down a new note and I hope to eventually, perhaps this year, write this thing. It is important to me. And here is why.

The vampire, as it is truly meant to be in characterization, has been ruined over the past twenty-five years. I will not mention any writer or particular series by name but the truth of the matter is that this character, who is supposed to be a vile, viscious, ruthless monstser has been “pussified” by contemporary writers and turned into some kind of historical romance character. Now, don’t take that as a shot at historical romance. I love romance stories and writing. I just don’t like what has happened to the vampire.

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