Juliette’s Monday Book Club: Don’t Mess With The Original – Dracula

Juliette’s Monday Book Club: Don’t Mess With The Original – Dracula

This is both a book review and kind of a rant. Fair warning. In 1897 something extraordinary in both popular fiction and popular culture happened. Irish author Bram Stoker’s book Dracula was published. Dracula introduced the iconic vampire Count Dracula. The book is written brilliantly in the form of letters and diary entries. This is the plot … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Playing Dracula

Short Story Sunday: Playing Dracula

With chips and salsa, a cold beer, and two cats sharing the couch with him Jake studied the script to the yet untitled take on the story of Dracula. With the sorry assed version of the story now showing on Netflix this play could either make or break his career. This version, written by his … Continue reading

Random Survey #1: Who has your vote? (PICK ME)

Random Survey #1: Who has your vote? (PICK ME)

Random Surveys A NEW Saturday Series from Vampire Maman Happy 2020 These posts will feature random, useless, and unscientific surveys for absolutely no good reason at all.   Politics As Usual Later this year there is going to be an election for the position of President of the United States. I don’t need to tell … Continue reading

Every time you use two spaces after a period a fairy dies. Writing rules to remember in 2020.

Every time you use two spaces after a period a fairy dies. Writing rules to remember in 2020.

Every time you use two spaces after a period a fairy dies. There is a REASON for that. We no longer type on old typewriters. The computers have lovely typographical features that fix the space according to the font. Don’t screw it up. One space. It is easy to break that old habit. DO IT. … Continue reading

Just Want Bethalynne Home. 120 Days in Hospital

Just Want Bethalynne Home. 120 Days in Hospital

I came to know Myke Amend through his amazing Steampunk and Fantasy artwork. He reminded me of a modern Jules Tavernier. Then I discovered the beautiful works of his wife and love artist Bethalynne Bajema. They are one of those couples with the kind of love that so many people can only imagine. It is … Continue reading

Fog

Fog

Today is perfect. Thick fog blankets the oaks. Small birds dance among the branches. Rain is supposed to come later today, but this morning I will enjoy the cold, damp, beautiful, and mysterious fog. Out on the deck, in his usual spot, I could see the Ghost talking to my calico cat. Even in the fog, … Continue reading