Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Yarnpire Chronicles

Being a blogger with her finger on the cultural pulse, I thought it time that I jump on the Bandwagon of the Undead. It seems like every other book on Amazon is about vampires and werewolves and all manner of surprisingly salacious entities. Who would have thought that so many female readers would become all a-quiver at the thought of a snog with some sneery-lipped badly-coiffed young fella? There you go. I mean, today's popular culture gets it all wrong - no comfy naps in coffins. No bats. No swishy cloaks. And none of the vampires delight in counting, which - as every child who watched Sesame Street knows - is the first thing you learn in Vampires 101.

Thus I seek to redress the balance with this, my opus:

Skylight: The Yarnpire Chronicles
A story about a clumsy, awkward teenager called Nellie, a student at a typical American highschool, where the Cool Kids wear uniforms of various sporting ranks and the Uncool (as well as the Undead) skulk along the corridors and hide in their lockers. All cheerleaders are wicked, anyone who plays American football is thick and all they ever talk about is the prom.*
* NB: I didn't actually go to an American highschool, so I'm basing this on films like Grease and Mean Girls - so it has to be right. Right?

But one day, a new student arrives at the school. Oh, the mystery! 

to be continued ... 

Phew.
Exciting stuff, eh? 


PART TWO HERE!

18 comments:

Annie said...

Brilliant !

Beverooni said...

Oh! I can't wait for more -- hurry!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Absolutely Fantastic!

Just a wee change..we don't have canteens, but cafeterias....a canteen is a bottle that holds water on a hike..or in the 40's a snack shop..

Sharon Marie said...

lol! I go to Amazon and look for the free kindle books and so many of them are about vampires too.

Bri said...

Oh my hearts all a-flutter..(as she swoons dramatically onto the couch upsetting her yarn basket in the process)

MissMary said...

lord have mercy... ;-)

Liz said...

Hysterical. What a hoot. Can't wait for the next bit.

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Yes, ladies - very unexpected stuff. I was even surprised myself!
@ Gracie: oops. Darn it! And the rest of it was sooooo authentic (hehe!!)

Liz said...

Yarnpire vs yarnpile to come? With his trusty crochet hook? Or am I thinking wizards...

Sue said...

You have started my day well with the first of many chuckles. I look forward to the next installment. Ta!

Kris said...

OMG...coffee nearly shot through my nose! That is so friggin' FUNNY!!!

Debi Y. said...

That's so funny - put a smile on my face. :)

.~*Catrina*~. said...

Hilarious! :)

Paul & Carla said...

Oh my. Oh MY, OH MY! This. Is. Great. I can't wait for subsequent episode(s).

rosebud75 said...

Love it!!! Keeo it coming it made my day better after reading this.

Unknown said...

Can't wait for the next installment. Loved it!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

LMBO.....love it.

fairyhedgehog said...

I can't wait for the sequel!