Vampire dreams

So, I had a weird dream the other night.

I had run off with a vampire, with whom I was romantically involved (of course!). Though he wasn’t one of those suave vampires who spoke with a European accent and oozed sex appeal; he was handsome, but not remarkably so. The two of us were living in a trailer park with this other guy from my previous life, who was jealous of the vampire (I think). I also had a black short-haired cat named Leopold (instead of my actual cat, who is also black but long-haired, and female). Leopold was quite intelligent, and could understand everything I said to him, though he could only meow and purr in response. He was a little nervous of the vampire, and was going to run away, but I convinced him not to, and he was loyal enough to stay.

The jealous guy went and told the people in town that the vampire was really a vampire, and they all showed up at our trailer in force. The vampire wasn’t there, so my friend tried to get me to turn against him and admit to the townspeople that he was an evil, bloodsucking fiend. But I refused, so then they decided to come after me instead. Fortunately, the vampire had taught me some magic tricks to help me escape from people with bad intentions. They helped a little, but didn’t work all that well, so I still had to run. It’s unclear whether I escaped; at that point, the dream morphed into something about a deer being chased into an old warehouse by a lion, and then the warehouse started to collapse, and then caught on fire.

Donald said he almost wanted to suggest that I try turning the dream into a story, since it was already so much more coherent than any of his dreams. “But,” he said, “I’m not sure the world really needs any more vampire romance fiction.”

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4 Responses to Vampire dreams

  1. Kira says:

    The beginning sounds a whole lot like Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! You know, basically. With the cat being a teacup or a horse or something.

    But yeah. I like the vampire fiction and I still don’t need much more of it.

  2. Donald says:

    As I said earlier, it’d be different if it were werewolf romance fiction or something.

    .. Well, not that different. Stephenie Meyer already did that with New Moon (let’s see if HTML tags work).

    Is there a monster who hasn’t been turned into a glittery pretty-boy yet?

  3. Kristin says:

    It does sound kind of like Beauty and the Beast! I hadn’t noticed that. Though the vampire in the dream wasn’t hideously ugly or anything, and his rival wasn’t particularly good-looking. Actually, the vampire was more handsome, but the two of them looked pretty similar, like they could have been brothers.

    Does New Moon have werewolves? I haven’t read any of the Twilight books; I thought they just had vampires.

    I’ve seen stories about human romances with merfolk, minotaurs, zombies … it’s hard to write about humans getting it on with any mythological creatures who aren’t between 1 and 15 feet tall, and at least partly human, but apart from that, I’m not sure there’s a single human/monster pairing that’s never been explored, and there are probably plenty that don’t even fit those guidelines.

  4. Donald says:

    Judging from the movie trailers I saw on TV, New Moon has werewolves. Huge werewolves. They’re not wolf size. Or even horse size. They’re look more like small elephant size.

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