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The Variants of Vampires

Think of an alternative vampire that survives on something other than blood. Write a story or scene based on this character.

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Writing Prompt: The Variants of Vampires

While most famous vampires like Count Dracula and Edward Cullen are known for sucking blood, there are other types of vampires who seem to survive by consuming other resources. Count Chocula's purpose seems to be sucking the boringness out of kids' morning routines. Sesame Street's Count von Count has an insatiable thirst for counting rather than blood. Real-life energy vampires like the microwave suck up sufficient electricity when not in use.

Think of an alternative vampire that survives on something other than blood. Write a story or scene based on this character.

Post your response (500 words or fewer) in the comments below.

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