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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 30 June (In the Laboratory of the Night/Vampire Variations)

By the time the last work on the towers of Notre-Dame-de-Paris completed that shape against the sky, the night was my native country. I remember its peaked roof and flying buttresses every night, as I drift up the hill to … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 9 June 2013 (Vampire Variations)

The door of the laboratory opens, and the man walks in.  “And what do you think you’re doing this time of night?” Mina’s voice is calm, more than some would be. “I’m at work.” Her face composes itself. I can … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 2 June 2013 (Vampire Variations)

“No more stories, you said, but there are stories that are true, and you ought to know which ones they are.” I won’t add what I overheard without his knowledge, that she knows those stories as well as anyone in … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 19 May (Vampire Variations: waiting on the endgame)

I wait, just outside the barrier. The night is shrill with crickets; they sense the end of time and sing, calling to each other. The air wraps us round with caressing warmth, so that early-evening sip suffices to keep me … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 12 May 2013 (Vampire Variations: an offer forestalled)

“Life’s what you make of it,” she says, which was cliche when I was young eight hundred years ago. “And life is change. The only thing immortal is cancer.” Her tone shifts, into the dreamy music of the storyteller, “Once … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 5 May 2013 (Vampires in the library II: of dime novels and infinity)

I am reading Cantor’s paper on the transfinite numbers, with the famed diagonal argument — reminiscent of my youth, because I first read that argument in Latin, either in my living youth or at a time when the memory of … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 28 April 2013 (Of moonlight and parallels)

“Did you want to walk?” He nods, looking eager for the first time. Yes, in the moonlight, he can pass for mortal. “I’ll set the next batch,” and that’s a matter of a few minutes, and then she closes the … Continue reading

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