In “Home is where the bleeding heart is,” chapter 7 of Martha’s Children, Ned finds himself without Martha to instruct him in living as a vampire. So what does he do now? If you’re not reading Martha’s Children, my tale of cops and vampires in 1969 Chicago, you can start at the beginning here.
I normally write an essay on a related topic in these posts. However, I’ve been suffering from a viral infection this week, and haven’t had the energy to write one. My apologies. I may end up skipping Monday’s post, too, while this infection abates, but should be back as usual next Friday. I’ve already written chapter 8 of Martha’s Children, so it is not at risk of being interrupted because of my temporary indisposition.
Get well soon!
I’m trying, Dana. It could be worse: I could have been trampled by a herd of meth-crazed sheep.
Or camels! Can you imagine? We have this joke in different variations here: what is worse than X? Double X. What is worse than XX? the Holocaust.
Grim. I prefer the camels.
Hope you recover soon. I do sympathise
Thank you. This viral affliction does normally run its course in 2-3 weeks, and I seem to be over the worst of it. And I’ve been writing ahead. But it does mean I’m behind on reading others’ posts, and I can think of at least one person in that category right now.
I’m sure we all forgive you. I certainly do