2019 Summer Reading: Long Books You’ll Savor

2019 Summer Reading: Long Books You’ll Savor

  Some stories just can’t be told in three hundred and fifty pages. Some stories need at least eight hundred pages, or twelve hundred, or even a few more than that. For me long books are like road trips. Epic road trips. My kind of road trips. Don’t be intimidated by long books. Read them. … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Morcant and the Mermaid

Short Story Sunday: Morcant and the Mermaid

Druce held out his arm while his friend Morcant cleaned and bandaged the wounds. “I was out fishing on the rocks. She’d been coming there to meet me for the past few months. At first she’d just poke her head out of the water and look at me for a bit then swim away. After … Continue reading

Burning Questions #56: Dancing With The Heavenly Bodies

Burning Questions #56: Dancing With The Heavenly Bodies

Welcome to Vampire Maman’s Famous BURNING QUESTIONS. Get on your dancing shoes (or roller skates) and come with me… Dancing With the Stars Devil Angels. This week we’re getting into the realm of Dan Brown. Just kidding, we’re not looking for clues, or even a best seller. We’re just looking for an answer, clues or not. … Continue reading

Conversations on Trout and Life with Vampires

Conversations on Trout and Life with Vampires

Conversations on Trout and Life with Vampires One morning in August of 2015 morning Garrett (then age 19) and I stopped by to see Great Great Great Grandmama Lola. Even as Vampires go she is old (born the same year as Geoffrey Chaucer), but she looks all of twenty-six. In her living room was a … Continue reading

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Stories Old and New

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Stories Old and New

Dear Diary, This morning two beautiful women came to my door. They asked me if I had thought about death. I told them “Not lately.” Then they asked me what happens to us after we die. I said, “If you’re lucky you’ll become a Vampire.” They did not appreciate or understand my answer. When the … Continue reading

2019 Summer Reading: Four Novels and An Art Book. Fun Summer Reading.

2019 Summer Reading: Four Novels and An Art Book. Fun Summer Reading.

I’ve got a pile of books waiting for me to read right now. I’d whittled my pile down but built it back up over the past few months. All I hope for are books I can finish. Damn, I’ve started to read three books this summer that I could not finish because they were either … Continue reading