Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bathroom Monologue: Vampires are Addicts

“I can’t help thinking of him as an addict. There are, what? A hundred people in Snowberg? And he’s eaten fifteen in a week. If a human’s a blood pack to him, then that’s a two-pack-a-day habit. That can’t be normal, even for the really old vampires. Definitely not normal for a guy that haunts this valley, who’d run out of snacks entirely soon enough. Either he’s betting he’ll eat CIA and X-Files detectives for the rest of his life, or he’s got an irrational craving. My dad was an alcoholic. Some nights, when he couldn’t find the remote and was heavy on the belt, I guess it would have felt nice to pound a stake through his heart and leave him to dawn. But the more you know addicts, the harder it is to hate them. I pity this guy. Get him into a twelve step program. One not held in church basements, I guess.”

7 comments:

  1. Both brilliant and hysterical.

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  2. Have you watched 'being human' (the British version). LOL the vampires do start a 12 step program to get over their addiction...

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  3. Funny, I was thinking of doing a story about a vampire who overcomes his blood addiction by accepting Jesus Christ into his heart. Or what's left of it.

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  4. LOL well when the thrist hits you, what's a vampire gonna do???

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  5. Wonder if he remembers the drinking after the fact?

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