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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

These six are from my vampire short story Another Chance. For information on any of my books, please see my website. And make sure to see all the Six-Sunday entries here.

You can still be the man you always wanted to be.

It was the mantra of his squad. Patrick O‟Callaghan took it very seriously, which was why, he reminded himself, he stood in the freezing darkness letting the sand pound on his face relentlessly instead of sitting at home comfortably warm, watching the latest craze of reality television. He smiled at the thought. It was also why he‟d given up human blood thirty years earlier, not an easy thing for someone with his particular hunger to do, considering he was a vampire.

Cow‟s blood, pig‟s blood, squirrel‟s blood, elephant‟s blood—it had all begun to taste the same.



14 comments:

  1. I like how positive his outlook is. No moping vampire there. ;)

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  2. It's such a hook for me when vampires have their own personal code of honor that's contrary to their instincts.

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  3. I like how he builds his existence around the mantra. Nice 6, Rebecca!

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  4. Love it. Love the idea that he's almost in a vampire twelve-step program :-)

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  5. What a determined yet self aware man. Sounds like he wants to be more than just what his nature dictates he be. Great six this week, Rebecca.

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  6. He's very deep! I like him already

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  7. Great six! I agree with Meg -- the idea of a gradually rehabilitating vampire is fun.

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  8. Love it. Sounds like the hunger is beginning to wear on him.

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  9. Fantastic six, I already like him too.

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  10. I like the character you're constructing

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  11. Good for him trying to stay away from human blood. I get the impression he's weakening, though.

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