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Vampires are Real
“The strength of a vampire is that people will not
allow themselves to believe in them.”
I like you too much not to tell you--there are real vampires in
this world. I am one. I am 72 but I look 35. You know, because
of the tremendous popularity of Vamps in the last twenty years,
& the proliferation of pretender wannabes, it makes it much
easier for us to live amongst you without detection.
You may have noticed that I have a greenish-yellow ring around
my iris, & that I seem short of breath a lot. I pass that off as a
case of asthma. It is unnerving, I’m sure, that when you just
glance at me, I know it, & I stare at you immediately. If you return
my stare, you will not be able to look away until I let you. I have
a thick, heavy aura, but it is not depressing--rather it raises some
euphoric reaction in you.
My fingernails are like clear glass, but are very strong. I sleep in
a bed, not a coffin. I am not immortal, but I live more than a century.
When I’m around, electronic devices often malfunction. I do not appear
to have fangs, but my canines are extra sharp. No one has to be killed
for blood. We all have relationships with very willing donors, many of
them Emos. We do substitute blood from herbivores, but blood from pigs &
chickens is not safe; full of deadly parasites. Sunlight will not kill us, but it
does make us very uncomfortable, like you having a sunburn, & our eyes
are super sensitive; thus my constant wearing of cool sunglasses--without
them we suffer terrible migraines. Consumption of human blood gives us
immunity to the sun for 2-3 days.
Sex with a vampire
is heaven cloaked in hell;something memorable.
Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub "Poetics"