Category Archives: writing

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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Vamp: 7 Curt Introductions


Anatol’s brief message clarifies all. Dean had reviewed their term sheet and emailed his decline. Had he signed on with Anderson even before reading their alternative offer? Well, whatever happened, he’s got his capital and he’s still got control of … Continue reading

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VAMP: 6 The New Hire


Zaira just makes the 7:25 a.m. commuter train at the Salem station. She’d arrived home from New York only hours earlier to find Sandor at the computer in the library, engrossed in the details of Python. The lad needed a … Continue reading

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VAMP: 5 Structuring the Deal


“Promise me you will drink some of Cousin Ambrus’ bottles while I’m away? Don’t worry that it’s the last case, he’s promised to send more.” Zaira looks across her living room at Sandor, who is scrunched into her elegant red … Continue reading

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VAMP: 4 Sandor’s Arrival


Sam stands impatiently at the fax machine, waiting for the last page to come through. She’s already scanned the first page and it looks compelling, Dean is savvy and he’s probably going to accept it. But these investors want thirty … Continue reading

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VAMP: 3 Family Ties


Joska manages a bow and he and Zaira exchange a brief greeting in the ancient tongue. “Come in at once, cousin!” she tells him, switching back to English, her adopted language of the past century and a half. Joska staggers … Continue reading

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