Writing Prompt #4: Twilight…Re-Vamped

Update: I wrote a story based on this prompt, in which a vampire gets more than he bargains for. You can read it here: The Bloodletter’s Tale

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of Twilight. I have too many reasons to list them all in a blog post and I’m sure doing so would only serve to piss off those of you who are. If you are a fan of the series, okay…that’s fine. Any reading is better than none and I’m not about to tell anyone what they can or can not read (or watch).

I will say my main reason for disliking the series is the total lack of strong female characters. Bella is a doe-eyed wuss in my opinion. If I found out a strange man was sneaking in my room at night and watching me sleep, he’d be wearing his ‘nads for a hat. Cute vampire or not, I sure as hell wouldn’t be making out with him.

So, on with the prompt…

Write a strong female character in a vampire situation.

It’s totally up to you how you do it. Fan-fic Buffy, if that turns you on. You can fan-fic Twilight if you like. Go for it!

As always, if you get some inspiration out of this, please come back here and leave me a link so I can read and comment on your story.



9 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #4: Twilight…Re-Vamped

  1. I’ve never been a fan of vampires or anything like that. But I am trying to expand my field of view.
    I won’t try writing a blog on the subject yet, but I look forward to reading some that you inspire.

  2. I used to enjoy Anne Rice’s first couple of Vampire Chronicle books. I loved Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” (the book, the film was meh…though Gary Oldman made a fun Count Dracula). I have written the beginnings of a vamp story, but my vamp is vicious. I’ve been stuck on it, though, and all the deluge of vampire stories has sort of gotten me to where I almost don’t want to go on with it, even though there are some really good ones out there, especially in the #FridayFlash community.

  3. I have a strong female vamp story, although it doesn’t seem that way at first. It’s a rather unsettling story, would need all sorts of warning labels. I know two otherwise very strong women who would lose their $#!+ reading it because of things that happened to them (I’m a guy, and writing it unsettled *me*). Anyway, the vampire in question is finding a permanent home in my future urban fantasy story.

    I can’t say I hate Twilight, despite my recent #FridayFlash, because I’ve never read the books nor seen the movies. Like you, anything that gets that age group reading gets a thumbs-up… maybe us jaded middle-aged types just aren’t the right audience, eh?

    • Now I simply HAVE to read your story. When it’s done, I’ll beta read if you like, if you don’t feel comfortable posting it for a #fridayflash. Let me know. Unsettling is good. Makes us think. I’ve been trying to do that more and more with my writing. Some of the things I wrote in my Creative Writing class pushed me past my own boundaries…the spousal abuse micro for one.

  4. “…wearing his ‘nads for a hat,” ROFLMAO!!! Oh, that’s just perfect! *mops tears of laughter* I have to say I am in total agreement with you, hence why my vampire character is, I hope, very different to the Hollywood et al stylings of late.

    Now I’ve seen your prompt, I’m beginning to wonder if he couldn’t do with some female company… 😉

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