Sober Vampire Spousal Support Group

Originally posted on August 2, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Sober Vampire Spousal Support Group

He came here every Friday night, because it was easy pickings. He could tell the woman was nervous as she twisted the front of her shirt with both fists and announced, “My name is Stella Louise McRae, and I’m in a bloodless marriage.” A murmur of approval rolled through the circle, and she glanced around anxiously, unsure whether to continue. “I… My husband has been sober over three years now, and I’m beginning to resent him for it.” Silence from the group. “I mean, I know he has to do what he has to do, but I remember when we were young and… once a month, when I was on, it was just the most amazing…” her words dried up and an anticipatory shiver ran through the circle, and he knew he would take her home tonight.

© Annie Neugebauer Tilton.

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