Vampire verse and musings on technology (more like, you know, weird random thoughts)

Time travel makes me dizzy.


In the darkness

Ancient and cool

In the heat

Of blistering summer

Waiting for night

Dreaming of winter

And in a moment


A friend

Finding out

If they’ll dance

And hunt

Then laugh

In the darkness

Of the cool

Summer night.


My reflection is unclear,

But you my love,

Can get my text

And I can get your neck.


My brother Val is never without his smart phone. I’m not either and my teens, well, they might as well be phone Zombies. We’re all on our phones. So much has been written about teens and phones. You already know all about it.

You wouldn’t think Vampires would have smart phones with texting and all the social media but we do. Sure we can send our thoughts out but why not just text and have our prey WANT to come to us. It is always nicer if they think it is their idea.

Technology keeps us (Vampires) from being dark and brooding. We love being connected, not just to warm blooded folks but to other Vampires all over the world. It is the smart choice for a society of, well for our society, let’s just leave it at that.

And speaking of technology, the teens, Val and I went to see the movie Lucy on Friday afternoon. It was over 100 outside but nice and cool in the theater. Lucy is an interesting good old fashioned technology based science fiction tale. Sometimes the story line wasn’t so smooth but it was a good ride. Fun movie if you don’t try to break it down. Yes, it is fiction, as in fantasy.  But hey, you’re reading a Vampire blog so I doubt if you’ll have any problems with Lucy. And I want my hair to be like Lucy’s hair. The black dress was really great too!

Science fiction, smart phones, technology and communication all go hand in hand… it is who we are now. So it is only natural that we (Vampires) keep up with it as well. We do keep up in ways that would frighten any warm blooded human.

After the movie Val mentioned that he’d heard someone was trying to do a reality TV show on Vampire Hunters. I think it might have been done before. There was a hair brained show about people who thought they were Vampires. They drank blood. I drink gin but that doesn’t make me an Englishman.

The person who is leading the Vampire Hunt is some yahoo who has been a pain in fangs for years. We really just laugh at him. He wouldn’t know a real Vampire if it bit his neck and spit his blood back in his face. He is mainly digging up old graves and doing the creepy Dracula thing. That said I want the opinion of Vampire Hunters I know. Yes, I do know a few. They only go after the same creepy crawlers that we go after. No, all Vampires are not equal. That isn’t me just being a snob or mean.

I expect the Vampire Hunter series will get weird and kind of red-neck. I’m wondering how long their beards will be. It would be cool if they mixed it with a cooking competition or maybe even did some dating action. The possibilities are endless.

Technology allows me to drive my car, write this blog so that people in Australia can see it, publish a book and make it available to millions of readers, keep my house cool, prevent my dog from having rabies and allows me to have a smartphone that rivals anything in any science fiction story or movie before 1999 AND technology allows me to play Wii Just Dance with my kids until I laugh myself silly. I could go on for another gazillion words.

But with all of the technology we still need that face to face, fang to neck, lip to lip connection that we all need, no matter what you are.

I’m just thinking out loud on paper, but a different kind of paper, but I still call paper. That’s ok. You can too.

By the way, I’m going to a Giant’s game in San Francisco tomorrow so Short Story Sunday will be a rerun. I’ll pick a good one.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman





“Dad were you married before?” and other questions from vampire teens…

Last night my son Garrett came into the family room of our home where my husband Teddy and I were playing cards. He had a stern look on his handsome 16 year old face.

“Dad were you married before mom?” Asked the boy.

“No. Why do you ask?” said his father.

“I found this and a bunch of letters.” He held out a photos of a young woman. A very old photo. “She was the one that woman was talking about. Her great great great grandmother. You and her were an item.”

Long story short, a woman named Kathy had contacted Teddy because he had the same name of someone who had once been engaged to her great great great grandmother. She’d met Teddy at his place of business and Garrett had been there as well. Teddy gave her some photos and a fan. I didn’t even know he still had those things, not that it mattered to me, I understand why he kept them. They had a nice visit. Teddy said he was a great great great nephew. Family tree stuff. Garrett wasn’t paying too much attention at the time.

“Lucy and I were engaged, but I became a vampire so we never married.”

“What happened? I mean, why didn’t she become a vampire too?”

“I didn’t even know what one was when I was converted over. She was told I’d died. It was the best thing to do under the circumstances.”

“Do you still love her?”

“She died 80 years ago.”


“I will always have a place for her in my heart. Garrett it isn’t that easy. She had a good life with a man who truly loved her I think more than I ever could. In fact, she married my best friend.”

“I knew her too” I added. “She was very sweet. But she wouldn’t have been a good vampire. She wouldn’t have survived the conversion. Her moral code wouldn’t have allowed it.”

Garrett looked down at the photo, then up at the clock. “I have to get to practice. Can we talk more about this later, I mean if it’s ok with you?”

“Sure,” said Teddy. “You can talk to me about anything, anytime.”

Then Garrett gave us a sly smile. “Her name was Lucy. That’s sort of weird, I mean, think about it.”

“I have”, said Teddy. “Believe me, I have.”

~ Juliette