While looking through the vast number topics I have covered on my blog, I came across a remarkable omission. A check of my blog tags at around the letter V, revealed a horrendous gap. So I did a search of my entire blog and discovered that I had in fact mentioned, only in passing mind you, this absent tag word all of three times in what amounts to over 200,000 words of blog posts.
It is typical of me really. To miss fashion and trends by about twenty-five years or more. So more as an excuse to fill my tag gap than anything else, I’d now like to mention vampires.
So when exactly did these vampires change from being nasty villains in black and white horror movies to being trendy, sexy and oh so cool heroines in modern literature? Was it Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, or Morticia Addams who changed the world’s opinion about blood sucking, extremely low body temperatures and having a reticence to wear bikinis and get a nice golden suntan? Perhaps it was all the fault of Alice Cooper. Who knows?
Anyway, the upshot of this gap in my vocabulary and taste in modern literature has posed a conundrum for me. Should I play catch up and add to the list of ‘Vamp’ novellas on Kindle? Or should I stay true to myself and continue to write long books with mandatory chase scenes and allegorical references to the meaning of life? It was suggested to me that I could easily have Milo Moon turned into a trendy, blood sucking hero if I put my mind to it. Sorry Milo. It wasn’t my idea.
Probably better if I made Milo’s Mary into a vampire. Sexy lady vampires seem to be far more popular that the guys.
Wish me luck!