Hubby came up with an idea for a story a few months back that has been on my mind ever since but he has never mentioned it again. It was about vampirism as a disease. How it would work, the symptoms.
We theorized about what would cause the reaction, decided that body reacted poorly to sunlight and it caused the symptoms of the disease. Those infected lived in darkness, not because the light hurt them, but because it caused the symptoms of rage.
It’s been in my head, along with the line, “They hide in the dark, not because they are monsters but because they don’t want to be monsters.” It fascinated me like nothing else has in a while. I talked to hubby about it the other day about my new ideas for it and it turns out we’re not agreeing on the details of it.
so i decided that if i wrote my story first, i would get dibs. So i took a couple days and wrote down 5000 words on my “vampire” story.
I’m really enjoying it. But now that I’m done, I’m not sure if it is a short story or a first chapter. It has absolutely nothing to do with what i wanted to be writing about, but sometimes things call to you, yes?
I took a copy of it to my friend who prides herself in her scathing reviews. I figure that if I can take her abuse, i could share it with other people. I haven’t gotten my story back yet, but I’m anxiously waiting for it. Anxious being the operative word. I don’t think her criticisms could be any worse than the ones i keep telling myself. I’m afraid to put myself out there.
as a fellow blogger once said about her anxieties about writing and publishing:
“I wonder, should I be grateful for that nasty litle voice whispering away to me? What can anyone else say that could compare to it? What better preparation for the great leap than this, this constant sneering?
No rejection letter will ever quite compare”
P.S. I’m afraid to put my story on the internet lest i ever get the…courage to publish it for real one day, but if you would be interested in reading it, send me an e-mail. geewhizsam (at) gmail (dot) com.
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