Breaking News: Actual vampire feared on the loose in Serbia

File this one under Stories Not to Share with The Five-Year-Old:

“Residents of the western Serbian village of Zarozje reportedly received a unique public health warning recently, when the town’s mayor cautioned that a vampire was on the loose. That is not a joke, and the people of Zarozje are taking heed and stocking up on garlic bulbs and crosses.”

Read more: The Serbian village that’s warning of a vampire on the loose – The Week.

In related news, my copy of Matt Kaplan’s Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite: The Science of Monsters arrived yesterday. Excellent timing, Amazon. I’m definitely in the mood to read it.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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