There are Vampires in my Head

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…

R.J.

4 thoughts on “There are Vampires in my Head”

  1. Cool!! I got one too.

    Marcus Gregory, distant nephew of St. Gregory of Tours. In 575 A.D. a judicial administrator who practiced Trials by Ordeal to determine the guilt of heretics. He was a maniacal man, made a vampire as a form of revenge by one of his victims. But he ended up manipulating his way into the Council of Elders and is still the bastard he was then.

    Reply
  2. Once a bastard, always a bastard. Is that a Mark Twain or Will Rogers saying? I would love to hate this guy.

    Reply
  3. I like it when new characters come by to visit and I get to learn about them and see them grow. Wishing you the best as you try to envision this characters life.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: