have I invented a new genre?
February 19, 2009
So there I am, writing some notes down, I can’t even remember what now, and I misspelled a word. Happens all the time. But this was one of those misspellings that opened whole new worlds of possibilities: urbane fantasy.
What would that even look like?
I cautiously entered the drawing room, searching about me for my adversary. There he stood, gazing out the window upon the moonlit lawn. His coat and cravat were impeccably arranged; he struck a handsome figure. But when he turned to me, I could see the unholy glint in his eyes, marking his true nature.
“Ah, you’ve found me at last,” he said in a cool, refined voice.
“Quite,” I said, adjusting my gloves, then removing the stake I’d hidden beneath my corset.
“Might I interest you in a drink first?” the vampire said, gesturing to a sideboard holding a splendid cut crystal decanter of what looked to be brandy.
“Thank you, but no.”
“It’s perfectly safe. I’m not so uncouth as to resort to poison.”
“So I trust, but we’re not here to exchange pleasantries, are we?”
“On the contrary. You look quite ravishing this evening, my dear.”
“Again, I thank you, but I would rather dispense with such.” I smoothed my skirts one last time and prepared myself…
Hrm. I think this has potential.
Oh, and there’s a new interview with me up at Fangoria.