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Arielle Tipa is a writer and poet based in New York. She is currently working on her first novel as well as a collection of short stories. Presently, she runs Fair Folk – a journal of the fantastic. You can find out more about her on arielletipa.com.
The discussion of vampyres arose following a smattering of rain against the corridor. Mr. Polidori either knew precisely, naturally rather, that it came from the corridor of the chalet, or it was the wine that told him. He elaborated on his attempts to study vampyres, saying that such creatures ought to be understood, checked intimately for any trace of romantic affiliations – which ultimately meant they belonged in books. Percy sat silently on a bench in the lounge, hunched over and swirling his glass of green elixir, forcing a smile while his friend spoke of such macabre things. Lord Byron, on the other…
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