17
Jun
11

Holiday


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTION OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

I have just returned from a lovely holiday in Hong Kong.  The drink was excellent and I was lavishly entertained by my hosts.

I have known my hosts for centuries, who came over to Hong Kong when the British first leased the land from China.

They left Britain mainly because they saw opportunities in Hong Kong.  Other British Old Vampires laughed at them, but they are now the backbone of the Old Vampire community in Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, the Old Vampire community is the only game in town.  Dracula’s book has not yet entered the popular imagination, and my friends and the rest of the Hong Kong vampires take steps to ensure it will never do so.

There are a lot of Chinese vampires in Hong Kong.  I have met quite a few of them, and they have always seemed rather strange to me.  For example, they all move by jumping with both feet together.  I don’t know how they can catch food like this.  My prey would outrun them easily.

Part of the formula for stopping Chinese vampires is sticky rice.  I’ve been eating rice for centuries without any problems, but it’s like garlic to them.

They may not have a problem with garlic, but I am unable to find out as most European Old Vampires are rendered uncomfortable at the mention of it and it’s not as if we can import bulbs to experiment with.

The Chinese vampires I did meet this time were all very courteous, but unhelpful with my enquiries into the disappearance of Eloise and Simon.  I did not expect to find anything out, but hoped I was wrong.

My visit reminded me of a better time in Europe, when both The Hunters and those New Vampires didn’t exist.  A time when I still had my castle, my husband, my vampire servants and my lands.

Glossary

Debutante Vampires before Dracula came out, vampires who had been newly turned vampire were taught the rules of society.  They then “came out” when they were deemed presentable to vampire society as debutantes.

The Committee see The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity

The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity a committee that meets monthly and talks about affairs to do with werewolves, vampires and humans

The Hunters see Vampire Hunters

New Vampires vampires who do not want to be Old Vampires, often live as Goths and hold down jobs.  This started after Dracula came out.

Obligation when one vampire is under an obligation from another s/he has to do as they say

Old Vampires vampires who are polite society.  Either turned vampire before Dracula came out or were turned after by an Old Vampire and decided to join the Old Vampires.

Parent the vampire who brought you up (if you are an Old Vampire) in polite society

Shun a vampire who has committed a sex crime is shunned on their release

Sire the vampire who made you a vampire

Vampire Hunters New vampires who hunt down those vampires who have committed crimes

Vampire Servants servants who are vampires themselves.  Mostly Old Vampires, one of their functions is to repeat information and gossip to the Old Vampires they serve

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1 Response to “Holiday”


  1. 21/06/2011 at 2:12 am

    Interesting again. The way you state things and the specific details and traits keep making these feel so authentic. If you ever do put together a novel or vampire text of some sort, I feel like it will become a “standard” for all things vampire. As if it’s the truth.


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