Six Sentence Sunday, 1 July 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

Erika stared–no, you couldn’t stare down one of those, but she wouldn’t look away. “If you can’t run, then make them think the fight’s not worth it.” And her mother would reproach her for finding herself in stupid danger, but who knew that Annabelle would whistle for that?

Or whatever the signal had been.

Cold iron–no, that was for ghosts–silver, salt and metal mesh, likewise; ah, the stake through the heart. Who knew if that would work, but there were pokers in the dainty tiled fireplace downstairs. 

Six Sentence Sunday excerpts in June come from the most recent draft of Erika and the Vampirecurrently being revised for release in July 2012.

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7 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, 1 July 2012 (Erika and the Vampire)

  1. daezarkian says:

    When in doubt…use a poker. ;D Great six!

    • epbeaumont says:

      As you know from writing vampires, one of the fun parts of assuming that they’re real is taking your pick of the traditional lore from around the world. So the poker might work … or might not. In any case it’s best to be prepared!

  2. J.M. Blackman says:

    Impressive details with a great snapshot at the plot of the book. Lovely read and leaves one wanting more.

  3. Sue says:

    Yes can see her standing there with furrowed brow trying to remember -poker from the “daintly” fireplace – excellent word (of course) and depending on which mythy you’re using – it wouldn’t work unless it’s wood. then it would work. (sorry I wok up with my characters yammering in my brain) fav saying if you are a vampire–do not run with pointed stick…I’ll go away now

  4. I thought it had to be a wooden stake.

  5. Elin Gregory says:

    Best part of writing vamp stories is making up your own mythology/ 🙂 Looking forward to see which route you take.

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