The Sandbox Writing Challenge #63 — Live long and prosper?

On Nov 8th (Yes! I am almost caught up!), Calen asked a great question, one that has always intrigued me.


Would you like to be immortal?

Yes, yes, yes! Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated with an immortal race of beings – Vampires! I have no disillusions. I know they can be killed. However, I also know that if they can avoid an eternal death, they can be undead for an eternity, and that makes them immortal.

I am not exactly sure when my fascination began. Was it from sneaking down late on Friday and Saturday nights to watch old vampire movies? Perhaps. Or was it from reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula at 12? More than likely. Instead of being repulsed by bloodsuckers, I was fascinated. I wanted so badly to become one. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with the night, darkness, and nocturnal creatures.

In my early 20s, I joined a group of LARPers (Live Action Role Players) and played a vampiress. We roamed the streets of Roanoke VA at night pretending to be all manners of creatures. It was loads of fun. In my late 20s, I role-played a Vampiress in an online game for years. At times, I became my character. She became a part of who I was and still am.

I would gladly give up sunrises to become a vampire – the pale skin, fangs, ruby-red lips, alluring eyes, long black hair – yes, I want that.