Category Archives: fiction

Vamp 16: A Phone Call


Dean!? With her heart pounding, Sam quickly locates the story online and reads more. Passers-by were horrified at the sudden fall of a man onto the street from a midtown Manhattan residential building. Police have taped off the block while … Continue reading

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Vamp: 15 Identities


The small pub is full of loud happy noise. Rina waves to a couple of friends sitting at the bar as the foursome from BubbleTrendz heads for a booth. Sam wishes she could be alone with Gil here to puzzle … Continue reading

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Impressions: Generosity (An Enhancement) by Richard Powers


Generosity is the latest novel (2009) from the award-winning American author Richard Powers, and the first work of his that I have read.  I wanted to explore his writing because I had read that his novels address the attributes and … Continue reading

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Vamp: 14 Developments


“Great view, isn’t it?” Joel Anderson watches Dean Divers gaze admiringly out across lower Manhattan from the expansive conference room of blond wood and recessed lighting. Dean Divers, only slightly less blond and less tall than Joel Anderson, nods, then … Continue reading

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Vamp: 13 Shots


Evan is impressed by Sandor’s Python application. Sufficiently impressed that he wants to hire him. Evan talks to Dean and Dean tells Mary to make it happen. Sandor will share an office with Rina, the one located next to Evan’s. … Continue reading

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Vamp: 12 Lab Results


Zaira finds tooth caps for Sandor that will suffice for the short term. They look a little odd on him and she tells him not to smile, if possible. That shouldn’t be too difficult given his temperament. She makes a … Continue reading

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Vamp: 11 Blood Honor


When Sam gets home, Sandor is lying on the couch in the living room listening to the stereo blasting the music of the Finnish metal band, Nightwish. He turns down the music’s volume when he sees his cousin, and sits … Continue reading

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Vamp: 10 Blood Work


Zaira in Sam Guise arrives at BubbleTrendz just before nine the next morning. Dean is not yet in, so she walks by to check on Gil. He’s been hacking all night, the remnants of assorted junk food and junk food … Continue reading

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VAMP: 9 The Ancient Ecstasy


There is live music playing at one end of the bar when Zaira enters the waterfront establishment. Pairs of male eyes follow her as she walks closer to the music and selects a bar stool next to a thirty-something guy … Continue reading

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VAMP: 8 The Immortality Talk


Evan is still typing at his desk when Sam and Gil reach his office. He closes a window on his screen and turns to look at them. “Does this happen often? The denial of service attacks?” he asks Gil, scrutinizing … Continue reading

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