I’m excitedly counting down to the next Leslie the Vampire story—Leslie in Quarantine.
Let me give you the deets behind why I even wrote this.
A few months ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, people lost their ever-loving mind here in Virginia.
I mean, shoppers started to hoard toilet paper and yeast worse than during Hurricane season.
Fistfights broke out, and I can swear that I spent $50 on two packs of toilet paper (a huge markup from the regular cost, for sure).
I drove around like a madwoman trying to find T-P for the family of four. The ideas of using newspapers, napkins or paper towels were not options (besides, I didn’t want to clog up my pipes).
My thought was: if I can find toilet paper and keep life as normal as possible, we could survive whatever else might come our way.
After hours of searching, hunting it down on social media, following threads on where one might find toilet paper, I finally located the last two rolls that a poor stock boy was putting back on the shelf.
I celebrated with a selfie, put the toilet paper in the closet, and completely forgot about the story of success.
One of the organizers from the Coastal Magic kindly asked what my character was up to during quarantine.
This is not a story I thought about lightly. The pandemic has hit us all so hard.
My goal in writing this short was to pull from my humorous situation of searching for toilet paper and create Leslie’s world a bit more because, if you’re like me, you probably never thought about if vampires had to use the bathroom or not, too!
A Vampire Gives No Quarter releases on October 28th. This story, which is around 9,000 words, helps to highlight more of Leslie’s world, introduce a new character, and entertain you.
You can learn more and download your copy from your online bookstore here:
Please note, if you are a Nook Reader, due to the recent cyber-attack on Barnes and Noble, their site is down (and the preorder has not gone live there yet.
You can, however, should you desire, directly download it from my store on Payhip, which links with Bookfunnel).
The story is live now, on Payhip, as well.