Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Vampire Vignette

The story "Vampire Vignette" by ravan is very well-written horror about a psychic vampire running a 'therapy group.'  (Trigger warning for untrained empaths, or people with bad therapy experiences.)

The really scary thing?  That sort of thing can happen.  The rendition is quite precise, and if you look closely, you can see the practical as well as the mystical clues that distinguish feeding from effective therapy.  While I am not a fan of the horror genre in general, this is one of my favorite little branches of it -- creepy things on the edge of what we know for certain, where the story is fictional but at least some of the threatening content is valid, and meticulously described for psychological effect rather than just taking a cheap shot with buckets o' blood.  Well done.
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