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Blood Suckers

Vampires have captured the public’s imagination, evolving from horrifying living corpses to elegant romanticized creatures that haunt modern literature.  Yet vampires don’t exist in just folk stories and the romance section of the book store.   1,560 more words

Elizabeth Bathory

Look!! I can see something there!

If you enjoy views of mountains and stories of battles, you should definitely travel to Poenari Fortress.

Just remember to carry with you water and food, because the journey up the mountain to the fortress is a bit long and quite tiring. 261 more words

The Old Court of Bucharest

When one strolls through the old centre of Bucharest, it is impossible not to notice and stop for a while in front of the archaeological site of the Old Court of Bucharest. 464 more words

Things To Do

Vlad the Impaler's Rainbow Rampage

Strange tales are what I primarily have to tell, and this one is no exception.  This story was originally written on the 9th September 2016 as part of the New Bizarro Author Series (Eraserhead Press) Evil Rainbow Microfiction Competition. 523 more words

Flash Fiction

jmwwriting reblogged this on jmwwriting and commented:

I've been trying to get through Kostova's The Historian, but my interest is all but dry now. The book's central mystery is long-winded and convoluted and the chapters are full of filler that reads like amateur travel writing rather than a key part of the novel. After the first ten chapters or so I simply skipped over the location descriptions; it made for a much better read. I feel like Kostova tries to prove her Dan Brown-esque expertise in geography but never gets passed the tourist-targeted details found in a Lonely Planet book. However the history of Vlad the Impaler and the investigation are quite interesting. I wish the book would have just focused on these strong points rather than trying to be too many things. I guess I will never know if Dracula is still out there. So my own long-winded point here is that I prefer Neil Dinsmore's take on Vlad a lot more. It knows what it is and it sticks to that. Plus it's concise. You'd be hard pressed to defend calling anything Kostova writes concise. I admire writers who can do sarcasm and humor. It's a fine edge that is hard to walk. Not only do you need to get the rhythm and timing right, you also have to avoid alienating too many readers who have contrary senses of humor. Dinsmore does it quite well, I think. Though I will admit he at times gets close to my rub point, and many might not be as able to absorb such in-your-face satire as I. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

Vlad the Impaler's Rainbow Rampage

Strange tales are what I primarily have to tell, and this one is no exception.  This story was originally written on the 9th September 2016 as part of the New Bizarro Author Series (Eraserhead Press) Evil Rainbow Microfiction Competition. 523 more words

Flash Fiction

Vlad Dracula journal...

“The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of.” 157 more words

And I Darken by Kiersten White 

October has been horror month for me, in terms of reading & work… I acasually read this a few weeks ago but my life has been completely taken over with work stuff, so I’m behind on both my reading and reviews. 587 more words

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