By Thomas D'Agostino
New England is wealthy in background and secret. a number of sleepy little cities and farming groups distinguish the region's scenic tranquility. yet no longer in the past, New Englanders lived in worry of spectral ghouls believed to upward push from their graves and stopover at relations within the evening to suck their lives away. even if the note "vampire" was once by no means spoken, rankings of households disinterred household in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries trying to find telltale indicators that certainly one of them can be what's now known as the hot England vampire.
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He swayed to the rhythm without thinking, feeling the pulse up through the floor, reverberating off the ceiling and walls, resonating through undead flesh and bone. Throbbing bass, sharp repetitive beat from the percussion pulsed through his ribcage, the pounding of the music substituting for the throbbing of a silent heart. Eye contact first. An exchange of smiles, interest and acceptance communicated without words. He moved closer, dancing with her now, within arms’ reach, though not yet touching.
Loki swung wildly at it, and let himself fall backward into a roll, bringing his arms up to shield his face from their attack. The crows came after him in a swarm, pecking and clawing at him. Loki scrambled up to his feet again and dodged sideways, looking desperately for some kind of cover, or something to use to defend himself. He spotted a fallen branch on the ground, wrenched it free from the debris of the forest floor and swung it wildly at his attackers, ready to beat the damned things to the ground.
A History of Vampires in New England by Thomas D'Agostino