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May
17

Garden


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

It may come as a surprise to many readers that I have a garden, as it is the view of many that gardens are to be enjoyed by day and not by night.

This is only because humans are more active in the day. There are many plants which are pollinated by moths and it is these I populate my garden with. I can host quite a convivial gathering there.

Unfortunately my garden is not as big as I am used to it being and I can only host small gatherings.

However, since I carefully select the people who come to these small gatherings my parties are gaining a reputation for exclusivity amongst those who do not refuse out of disgust for an Old Vampire who does not have a castle or is getting a divorce.

Then there are those who attend for curiosity to see the gay divorcee who lives without a castle and dine out on the experience.

These come once and never attend again. However, I often manage to extract some relevant information out of them at the party.

The garden is the backdrop to a successful party. The scent of my jasmine and other flowers sets an exotic stage.

Despite the garden being small, I have made a main area for socialising with secluded nooks and crannies situated off the main area, where people can go to discuss subjects in private.

As the hostess I have to be in attendance much of the time, especially as Jane is my only servant.

This is always much commented on at my parties and I always say that she performs her duties admirably and then change the subject.

Unfortunately I still have to tend my garden by day or the neighbours will talk. This entails getting up early in the evening to prune, weed or move flowers about. A couple of hours of daylight is a small price to pay for a good party.

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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