On vampires in fiction

The Twirl and Swirl of Letters

Sorry Twilight, I think you killed vampires in fiction. At least for the next 10 or so years, until they’re retro. They’re getting very over done, in my opinion.

I think it is time that we find a new mythological being to overexpose.

How ’bout goblins? Not much is written about them. I can see it now:

She glances across the room, her eyes locking onto the pale, yellow green ones of the small man in the corner. She can’t look away. “Who is that?” she asks one of the passing students.

“Oh, that’s Matthias,” replies the student. “But you wouldn’t be interested in him. His family is very, very strange…”

It would be a real Beauty and the Beast type story.

Or come up with your own kind. It worked for Highlander. We’re talking first movie.

So, today’s prompt is to write a story/scene featuring a non-traditional mythological being. No vampires. No werewolves. No weird hybrids.

On reality (or confusion of)

General Geekiness

In a strange case of life blatantly copying art, a soldier dressed as (and wearing the make up of) The Joker was shot and killed by police after he pointed a loaded shot gun at them.

This makes me wonder, do people know the line between reality and fiction? Or did the soldier want to go out of this life dressed as a creepy comic book villain? It’s a strange look into what people do.

Here’s an interesting little thing to do. Write about a character who delves into his own world so deeply, he’s uncertain of what exists and what doesn’t.