15
Jul
13

Sleeping


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

In British fiction all vampires have homes with basements.  In real life many homes do not have basements, mine included.

Instead, I have a coffin in the attic.  I had a nice loft conversion done with an escape hatch put in, so I can disappear if needed.

Even in the daytime a bat emerging from an attic does not cause comment, whereas a bat emerging from the front door always does.

Of course, many people came round to visit after they had heard about my loft conversion.

Some followed my lead and have put guest quarters in the attics, complete with escape hatches.

Others have kept to convention which has stopped them doing the same.

A basement does not give the same opportunities for escape as an attic and many a vampire has been caught by the mob with no escape route.

As far as humans know we vampires do not change and we stick to what we know, so for humans vampires always have to have basements, even in today’s society.

New Vampires generally live in squats.  There are not many properties that lie empty, so New Vampires have to place their coffins where and when they can.

Like us they prefer basements, but a boarded-up property offers many opportunities as to where to put your coffin and there is little light that gets through.

Many a New Vampire has been killed by a human taking the boards off a property to show someone around.

While we Old Vampires do have the patent for a total sun block, boarded up properties would never suffice.  We require total darkness to sleep in.

I am a traditionalist at heart, but I would not go back to a coffin in a basement unless I had to.

Glossary

Bonded Wedding Old Vampire marriage for political reasons

Common Status the point at where an Old Vampire becomes a real Vampire

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.  They are the only Old Vampires who have a zero level of Status and are acceptable.

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

Fence an Old Vampire fight in which they fight to the first blood using fencing

The Hunters see Vampire Hunters

Negatives Old Vampires with zero or negative points of Status.

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.

Notice the Status Keeper serves a Notice on an Old Vampire whose Status has reduced to zero that they are in danger of becoming a Negative

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

The Ruler’s Men people employed by The Ruler to do anything she or he asks

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

Sire the vampire who made you a vampire

Status a ranking system which denotes whether you are an acceptable member of Old Vampire society, which is if you have plus points of status.  See Negatives and Thousands

Status Keeper the Old Vampire in charge of the Status points

Thousands Old Vampires whose Status is over a hundred points

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

Walk into the sun a euphemism for suicide

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1 Response to “Sleeping”


  1. 16/07/2013 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for the insight will you post this on http://vampshare.com


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