Mathematicians as Vampire Slayers? Who knew? Apparently, calculus is the garlic necklace around the scientific community’s collective neck.
“Proof” that vampires don’t exist? Meh, it might be bad news for some of you, but it doesn’t exactly drive a stake through this wussy-girl’s heart. However, I’ve got a lot of writer friends who make their bones writing fantasy lit, and I confess that over time, I’ve grown more curious about the worlds and characters they write about. Still, I’m skeptical. And a scaredy-cat. Yep, that just about sums it up.
One day, I might be brave enough to read a vampire story all the way through. Under a cozy blanket and with all the lights on, of course. Meantime, and for Poetry Friday, I thought it’d be fun to sink our teeth into this little Shel Silverstein piece.
MONSTERS I’VE MET
I met a ghost, but he didn’t want my head,
He only wanted to know the way to Denver.
I met a devil, but he didn’t want my soul,
He only wanted to borrow my bike awhile.
I met a vampire, but he didn’t want my blood,
He only wanted two nickels for a dime.
I keep meeting all the right people—
At all the wrong times.
Have a great weekend, everyone! May all your monsters be imaginary — and only as scary as you want them to be.