Rat Girl

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
I remember one morning my mother was out with all of us – her entire brood. Max was fifteen at the time, followed by Andrew aged thirteen, Aaron at nine, Valentine aged six and I was only five. My brother Aaron was squeezing my hand too tight so I started to…

What Kind of Meat are You?

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Way back when, back before I had teenagers, back before I knew what a blog was, back when Microsoft had Front Page and we did html by hand… The kids were playing Club Penguin and I discovered Facebook. I didn’t think much of My Space. Anyway, a family member sucked…

Just Some Vanilla

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
I’m no fan of snow, but as my eyes roll in disgust at weather forecasts I concede there were times when snowfalls thrilled me. Not due to missing school, sleigh riding, or building snowmen, but because Vicki and I would go to the store for Nannie. At an unknown point in…

Simple Humans

Originally posted on Monster Hunters – Hunters blog:
A vampire leapt from the building and fell toward the survivor’s.  Erik saw it and instantly recognized it was heading to hit the group.  “Separate!”  He shouted loudly and pushed Patrick forward.  Patrick looked up and saw the vampire falling toward them.  He turned and screamed at…

Short Story Sunday: When You Grow Old

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
New Fiction from Vampire Maman – a tale of family, redemption, love and purpose…and yes, Vampires too. When You Grow Old “Who will take care of you when you get old?” I asked my brother’s caretaker Josh. My brother Bob is 90 years old. A former screenwriter and movie producer,…

Writers on Writers

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
“Marla, when you write, romance happens. Just like when I write, people usually die.” ~ Mandy White ? ? ? ? Marla Todd and Mandy White are both authors in the WPaD publishing group. For more information click on the links above (their names) or search this blog for their…

A senseless death…

Originally posted on don of all trades:
We arrived at the Children’s Hospital Emergency Room at the same time. He and his partner parked and I pulled up to their left and did the same. I got out of my car and watched as the officer hurried from his seat and opened the back, driver’s…

In which I go eat lunch

Originally posted on Infinitefreetime.com:
I happened to walk past my boss yesterday while she was scarfing her lunch and realized I coveted her cheeseburger.  (Pictured: not her cheeseburger.)  I also realized that I didn’t immediately recognize where her cheeseburger had come from, which was odd, because I thought I had tapped out all of…