Two posts from me in two days… the Pillars of Heaven must be trembling.
Today I awoke to find a new resident in my head, a character that I knew would have to arrive sooner or later, but I was surprised to find that he took up residence this morning.
He’s a vampire, born almost 2000 years ago in Syria. And he’s a lot of work, because just finding out what he knows is going to take a lot of time. And that’s the hardest part of all of this for me. Wendy and I will be writing the words and actions and thoughts, at least part of the time, of people (and I use the term loosely) who have done a whole lot more living than we have.
I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be a hundred years old, much less a millennium or two. We think of the Crusades as a distant memory, to him, they’re something that happened — to him. Imagine the changes that he’s seen happen to mankind. To come from the dark ages into the Industrial Age and now to the Information Age would be like walking from a dark cave into the sunlight.
I can’t wait to hear more from him…