Rufus Hobster is a vampire. He writes poetry.
He's also been whispering stories into my ears these past twenty years. Stories about how he was turned by a vampire that left him to fend for himself in the 1800's. How he survived in Victorian London during the days of the Ripper and awakened in London during the bombings in the 1940's.
He hates to talk about the girl, and the way she convinced him into going to the extermination camp at Treblinka. What they found and lost there ultimately cost him everything.
But most of all, he hates to whisper about his time when he returned to Darlington, in the new millennium only to discover the true meaning of loss.
Maybe time has moved on and there is no interest in hearing stories like Rufus has to tell anymore. It's a crowded market for vampires stories in bookstores these days. His spoken words are written down (by another) and I have access to these words. The question is, should I share them or not?
I'd be interested to know your thoughts about this, reader. Please, drop me a word or two and let me know if you think his words should be shared or if they should remain underground.
For now, I will just continue to share Rufus's poetry.