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Would anyone be interested in a vampire themed writing challenge? I think it would be fun to try and write a story that includes at least one of the old vampire tropes that are falling out of favour in modern stories. The ones I can think of are:

  • allergic to garlic
  • holy water hurts them
  • silver hurts them
  • sunlight harms/insta kills them
  • aversion to crosses
  • must sleep in a coffin
  • victim is dead and buried before rising from the ground as a vampire
  • cannot cross running water
  • counting obsession
  • must be invited into a home
  • missing reflections
  • transformation (bat, wolf, smoke/fog)

Can you think of any others to add?

As for length, I think we could be flexible. Anything from a 500 word scene to a 5000 excerpt. I don't think we need to hand in completed stories, excerpts and scenes are acceptable to me. Thoughts?

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I would be up for this. I don't know if this counts as a trope but it goes with the silver aversion but Judas being the first Vampire is something I have seen a lot of in old stories.

Other tropes includes blood swapping to become a vampire, werewolf bites can kill and only wooden stake to the heart or beheading could kill them

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I would be up for this. 🙂  Just to work out nitty gritty details of when to start and when to end.  Or just have it open ended.  Things like that.  

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I'm leaning to maybe not open ended, but a longer time period. This project would fall more towards the bottom of my priority list at the moment, a spare time kinda thing?

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9 hours ago, Penguinball said:

I'm leaning to maybe not open ended, but a longer time period. This project would fall more towards the bottom of my priority list at the moment, a spare time kinda thing?

That sounds good to me.  I'm not a fan of short deadlines, and I would probably not be able to manage it in that case.  But thoughts from others would be nice. 😄  We'll discuss it for a bit and hopefully a couple more vampire fans will join the ranks, so to speak. 🙂 

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