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.
How much is enough? Is there ever enough? A thirst for blood is arguably THE defining trait of a vampire. They drink it to exist and helpful humans are readily available; what varies from story to story is the actual need. The first consideration is what the blood is for. In a modern twist, vampires … More Bloodletting: Vampires Shouldn’t Go Thirsty
A Matriarch short story by Kevin A. Ranson — Between the passengers and their equipment, six people occupied the space of twelve, almost the capacity of the elevator. Five of the riders wore blue gloves and knee-length white coats over scrubs; the sixth wore a dark suit and a wireless earpiece. A lab cart had … More “The Lucky Five”