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    Take care when entering your master's chambers, lest you discover the corpses of his old loves.
    Take more care yet if he fears not the revelation.

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    Seventeen-year-old Dorian Red, Earl of Gloria, plays hooky from school during the Winter of 1972. In Paris, full of anxieties about his future, he meets two strange, haunted young men. Works of art, they all are.

    "Bring me the two most precious things in the city," said God to one of His Angels; and the Angel brought Him the leaden heart and the dead bird.
    ~The Happy Prince, Oscar Wilde (1888)

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    In the aftermath of witnessing--and participating in--Lestat and Louisa's strange, out-of-joint love, Danny Molloy wanders the streets of New Orleans trying to make sense of it all. Everything she knew and thought she knew, about the sad beauty who first dragged her willingly into the night.

    When she again encounters the Brat Prince, it's not an interview. But it is some kind of conversation.

    [Title taken from Howl by Alan Ginsberg]

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    Lestat pays a visit to the woman who has held her heart in thrall for two centuries, determined to reclaim Louisa by all means possible. Worship; wooing.
    Louisa, though, has little interest in being forgiven for her trespasses, and less seeming awareness of her own worth. To go forward, Lestat tries to go back--
    And it all goes so well, at first. As usual.

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    Lestat looks into mirrors, and sees himself. As so often happens, he has a... complicated relationship with his reflection.

    Who is the fairest, after all?

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    187x--1930
    Armida has her prize, her new vital lover--the one who appeared and sparkled so wonderfully in Paris. The one she killed for, and the one who killed the coven in return. The one she threw Lestat off a tower in favor of.
    Pain is a thing from which vampires recover, or so she believed. But Louisa's pain cuts deep, hollows and empties her even as she remains in Armida's reach. Louisa does not flee her, but neither is she present.
    All Armida wanted was to have her; she has a facsimile, instead.
    It's so difficult to get a reaction. Maybe a human photographer is just what the doctor ordered.

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    Isn't it nice to know a lot?
    When Lestat returned to lead the newly-constituted Vampire Court, he claimed his beloved from where Louis had been waiting, part of the tiny Trinity Gate coven for the past decade.
    Everyone knows Louis lies. Everyone knows that Louis draws others like moths to his flickering flame.
    Everyone knows Louis belongs, body and soul, to his for-all-time Brat Prince Charming.
    Everyone knows these old, old stories.
    And a little bit, not.

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    If I'd been out till quarter to three
    Would you lock the door?
    Will you still need me, will you still feed me
    When I'm sixty-four?

     

    You'll be older too
    And if you say the word
    I could stay with you

     

    Daniel Molloy is twice as old now as he was when he died, and the world around him has marched on even if he seems still to be that abandoned boy seeking oblivion in the nightlife of clubs. He feels it, sometimes, even when the man he's with is so very much older.
    He feels it more than ever when people like him are dying in the streets all over the planet, and the people in charge won't bother to stop it.
    Nobody wants a club kid to age, though. Not really. And nobody wants him to think.

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    Whatever Louisa's doing with Danny, it was inevitable that Lestat would learn sooner or later. And when she finds out--
    She takes her tale to the other wounded party, and over the course of an evening becomes closer to Armida than they've ever managed in all their tumultuous past.

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    Dr. Hill's mesmeric powers were strong. If Herbert West hadn't wrenched himself free at the crucial moment, events in Arkham would have played out quite differently.
    Now, Herbert and his housemate Megan Halsey go through their days in a haze of grief, anger, and pacifying chemical fog, under the thumb of their "kind benefactor."
    On the bright side, some things never change. They just get harder.

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    When I was just a little girl, I asked my Mother, "What will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?" Here's what she said to me...
    The streets of Paris are no place for wild children abandoned by their masters--or the perfect place. Some things change little, over 500 years.
    The vampire Armand discovers something kindred in the strange mortal being known as Oscar. Their wounds so nearly match.

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    After Danny leaves the room in "Pretty Woman," Armida and Maria continue on. It's not like old times; there's been too much change for all that.
    But is certainly is something.

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    Shortly after the death of his protege and the downfall of the conspiracy surrounding the thief Fujiko Mine, the grieving Inspector Zenigata receives a visitor: a beautiful woman reporting a theft of something precious. She must want something from him, but when potential solace appears, sometimes morals bend.
    There's no fool like an old fool, after all.

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    Lestat and Louisa spent 70 years together, years of love and hate, lost connections and near misses.
    And Claude makes three.

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    Following her encounter with Louisa, Danny is invited to meet privately with Armida's maker. Things go precisely according to plan--though not Danny's.

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    Danny Molloy visits Louisa at her little hovel in New Orleans, and wonders what went wrong.
    The finely tailored black clothes, the perfect, urbane, shining image of the vampire have all fallen by the wayside, but she's still in love with the woman buried beneath--whoever that is.
    Well, it's not as though Danny's the same anymore, either.

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    Lestat and Louisa's lives put them on a track to meet one another. The collision was life-altering (life-ending), but many changes began long before.
    This is where they come from; this is where they are going.
    Or, Lestat believes she gives Louisa a choice neither of them ever had.

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    Herbert West, MD, is a scientist with only one burning goal: to cure death. Brilliant but disturbed, disgraced in the medical community, his experiments into the nature of re-animation have already cost himself and his assistant Dan Cain almost everything on more than one occasion.
    When a mysterious stranger claiming to be a vampire shows up and offers the key to life eternal on the Devil's Road, West descends into a dark world of passion and possibilities beyond anything he ever imagined. And everywhere he turns, there's a trade-off.
    The Night Island is a dangerous place... and the new, genius mortal won't precisely be living there, if Lestat has his way.

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    Herbert West always intended his work to transcend the imperfections of the physical body. Including his own.
    His interactions with Dan are complicated by that very issue, even as they work to create his masterpiece.

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    This is where we will be archiving our unconnected drabbles and prompt responses. All are short--each chapter may contain multiple fragments, especially if composed at the same time.

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