Vamps- the new fill in the blank category

I’m working on a vampire erotic story right now. I know those two adjectives so often go together, but part way through something began to dawn on me. Vampires, or any paranormal creature, are a great big fill in the black concept. Since they are human-like but separate and distinct, any marginal ability, personality, or lifestyle can mesh with them. Don’t want to discuss feminism or racial bias straight up front? Then simply make the character a vamp and you can discuss any social concept without getting hackles raised from sensitive readers. It is a very powerful writing tool. The current vamp I’m writing about is a stand-in for any minority sidelined from power and equality, both sexually and non-sexually.

~ by amberrosethompson on April 1, 2012.

2 Responses to “Vamps- the new fill in the blank category”

  1. looking forward to it

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