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Through The Glass Darkly

NaPoWriMo Notebook

Lesson #1

A vampire can not see their own reflection.

They can only use yours,

which they will drink dry.

Your laugh,

your sense of humor,

your humility,

your hope,

and before you know it,

it will all be gone.

A vampire will mirror you

and you will actually think you have met your soul mate,

but that was actually just your soul leaving your body,

dancing away right in front of you.

Next thing you know

You are gone

And when they look at you in disgust,

they will forget that they are the reason there is nothing left of you.

They turned you into their image.

And when you look into the mirror

and see nothing

You will know

You just spotted a vampire.

27 thoughts on “How to spot a Vampire: Lesson #1

  1. How perfect is that? Well said.

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    1. Thank you. : )

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  2. Eric~ says:

    Wow. This is brilliant.

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    1. Wow. Thank you. Cool : )

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  3. Sahm King says:

    I usually look for the glitter. Awesome work, Betty! :)

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  4. lilithkmac says:

    Have been the victim, so know the feels…. well said :)

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    1. MT BLU says:

      Psychic vampires are real drags but eventually karma takes care of them. :)
      As you know, Sahm and I deleted our FB personal accounts, so it’s nice to see you more often on WP.

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      1. MT BLU says:

        My comment was for Lilith. Sorry. lol

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  5. kingmidget says:

    Love this … Sahm King has clearly been reading Twilight. :)

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    1. yes. I complete forgot about the glitter. : )

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    2. MT BLU says:

      Nah, He knows just enough to make fun of it.

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      1. That is actually how much I know about twilight. I am too old for cute vampires. : )

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    3. Sahm King says:

      I’ve been imagining Blade the Vampire Slayer versus Edward Cullen. We already know who’d win. Blade.

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      1. kingmidget says:

        Admit it, you’re secretly a huge Twilight fan. :)

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      2. Sahm King says:

        I would be a huge Twilight Fan…if Wesley Snipes was introduced to the series.

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      3. kingmidget says:

        I’m thinking more along the lines of Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey. Maybe Monty Python.

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      4. Sahm King says:

        Maybe that could work. I think we can throw in a lil’ bit of Dick van Dyke while we’re at it. The version of him as a chimney sweep with a bad British accent, though… Just for kicks…and because Mary Poppins was my favorite musical EVER!

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  6. Really clever and sharp : I love it ! Thank you very much for the follow ! Sunny greetings from the South of France !

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  7. rixbitz says:

    Sounds like a former girlfriend … or a former boss (I am no longer in medium market media but I still have the psychic scars.)

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    1. Yes, Unfortunately vampires are real, sort of. :)

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