Every full moon, the wolf would appear to devour another sheep — it was the way of things. Always at night and always hungry, the wolf would appear to chase the herd until one could run no longer. When it fell behind, the wolf took the weakest sheep into its powerful jaws and disappeared into … More The Shepherd Wolf
A Matriarch short story by Kevin A. Ranson Yes, it hurts. Believe me, I know. Keeping as still as possible is the best thing you can do right now. Ironic, isn’t it? A piece of wood sticking out of your chest isn’t killing you, but it’s causing so much pain you probably wish it would. I’ll … More “A Third Choice” (A Matriarch Short Story)
You can buy fake blood, but it usually isn’t edible. For a character cosplay I’ve been working on for conventions, I wanted a sophisticated, dapper, vampire-about-town…walking about with a wine glass filled with his preferred drink of choice. To look good up close, you need something dark red but not fake looking, thick and sticky … More Realistic Edible Fake Blood: My Tweaked Recipe
When someone says “You’re like a vampire!” to a living person, that’s a simile, a comparison using like or as. When some says “You’re a vampire!” to a living person, that’s a metaphor, a comparison NOT using like or as. Living people are not actual vampires because vampires are DEAD THINGS that, by definition, are … More What’s a Vampire? No, a REAL Vampire.