Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Hump Day Hook #HDH – The Vampire of Blackpool


Hello and welcome to the Hump Day Hook. Today I will share a snippet from my manuscript for NaNoWriMo 2012. The novel is called The Vampire of Blackpool, and I was quite pleased with the result. I have yet to return to the project for edits, but I certainly plan to have this one published in the future. Enjoy!


In a flash I was out of my bedroom, leaping through the open window and landing softly on the grass below. I flew across the lawn and leaped over the thick hedgerow that bordered my land. Keeping close to the trees, I stepped nimbly over the muddy ground, my feet barely touching the floor. The dry leaves below never felt my weight, and my bare feet did not recognize the cold temperature. I saw the teenagers walking along the lane, approaching the narrow driveway that led to my house. They had a torch, and the light wobbled and bounced on the tarmac in front of them. They walked close together, a boy and a girl, holding hands. I stalked silently behind, deliberately forcing myself to wait, so that I could savour the moment when I tasted their sweet flesh and drank deeply of their youthful blood.


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20 comments:

  1. Love this hook! I can picture it perfectly in my mind. :)

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  2. Beautifully vivid hook! I can't wait to read more!

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    1. Thank you Alexandra, I had better hurry up and get the editing done!

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  3. Oooh, how intense. Would love to read more!

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I will share a few more excerpts just to whet your appetite...

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  4. I love the atmosphere in this, really puts me in the hunt.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I wanted this one to be a little darker but still contemporary enough to appeal to a young audience.

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  5. Fabulous imagery in this piece. The sense of litheness and weightlessness mingles with giddiness over the prey- love it. I have always been drawn to the word hedgerow.

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    1. Thanks Flossie! Ah yes, the word 'hedgerow' to me is a distinctly British institution...

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  6. Nice description of a hunt. Thanks for sharing! :)
    C.R.

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  7. You drew a picture with your words. Well done. :)

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  8. The young ones always taste the sweetest, don't they? My demon would agree with your vampire. They might even get along...if they didn't quarrel over victims, lol. This was a great hook, Catherine. Vivid imagery. I felt as if I was gliding across the ground along with the vampire.

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    1. Thanks Jade! Well my vampire is very territorial, but she may be persuaded to accept company if she is bored, which seems to happen a lot lately... ; )

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