6 Sentence Sunday

http://www.sixsunday.com/for November 18th, 2012

The following excerpt is from Pulse and Prejudice, the paranormal adaptation of the Jane Austen classic, which tells the story of Mr. Darcy, vampire.


Darcy should have despised himself for this act, for taking this stranger and feeding upon him, etiolating him; but he had long since reached the pinnacle of self-loathing. Indeed, he had chosen his quarry in hopes of drowning his agony in this blood.
His teeth sank easily into the thick skin of his victim’s throat, and he consumed the blood in a frenzy, not to sate a hunger but to quell an ache. Pain diminished any satisfaction in feeling the man’s pulse beat through his limbs, but he did not drink for pleasure; he drank to forget. To forget himself. To forget Elizabeth.

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  1. I like this. I could feel his desperation.

  2. Me too. I had to look up the technical definition of "etiolation," because it means something different than how medicine uses "etiology." It means the process of forcing a plant to grow in darkness, thus creating weak stems and if any flowers, overpollinated and pallid. The use for a vampire on a human is probably novel. I like it! Are you a plant person?

    1. As a matter of fact, medicinal plants is something of a hobby of mine.

    2. Definition of ETIOLATE
      a : to make pale
      b : to deprive of natural vigor : make feeble


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