Pretend you are going to interview a vampire. Write ten questions you would like to ask him or her. Bonus: Pretend you are the vampire and answer the questions.
Interviewer: Thank you for allowing me to interview you tonight.
Vampire: You have some serious guts for intervieing me. You’re lucky I’m not hungry.
Interviewer, visibly nervous: Yes, well, I do want to gain some insight on vampires. For a story, you see.
Vampire, smirking: But of course. Ask away.
Interviewer: Alright, first thing’s first before we get to the questions. Tell me about yourself and how you came to be a vampire.
Vampire: My name is Sharon, and I used to live in a small town. One night, I was walking with my boyfriend, and something came running towards us. It looked humanoid but was insanely fast. We ran like hell. I was a little behind and I tripped and fell, and he stopped to try and help me but it was too late. Whatever was chasing me had got me, and I screamed at him to run. Being the practical person that he is, that’s what he did. I can’t imagine what he felt when he got to safety. I blacked out after feeling a sharp pain in my neck, and thought I was a goner. But then I woke up. I felt incredibly thirsty. Not for water. For blood. I was sickened at this, so much to the point that I didn’t realize I was in a bag. I panicked and tore it open with ease. I was confused; I’ve never been that strong before. I sat up and looked around, and realized I was in a morgue. And that I was naked. I felt quite awkward and needed to leave. I managed to get out of the building. Luckily, it was night time, and I used the shadows of the night to hide me; I was probably unconscious for a few days. I broke into a nearby store and stole a simple dress, underwear, and a bra. I contemplated going to see my boyfriend and let him know I was alright…but whatever he saw that night, he must have thought me to be dead. I also didn’t want to risk myself hurting him. I needed blood. It didn’t hit me that I was a vampire until I made my first few animal kills, and looked at myself in a mirror I found. I had fangs, and my eyes had turned red. Disgusted with myself, I retreated from my hometown. There were mountains several hours away. I stole a car and drove until I found a dense forest, and made my home there. Long story short, I’ve since managed a comfortable life here.
Interviewer: Wow…that is quite the tragic story. First question. What was it like finding out that you were a vampire?
Sharon: It was awful at first. I hated needing to survive on blood. But then I figured, if this is going to be the way I have to live my life now, I better accept it. It wasn’t my fault that I got turned into a vampire. I made it a point to stay away from humans, and live off animal blood. Human blood is much more enticing…it was hard to resist at first. It’s still hard to resist, but not as much.
Interviewer: Alright, second question. Have you met other vampires?
Sharon: No, I haven’t. I’m sure they’re out there, but I’d rather keep my distance.
Interviewer: Ok. Third, how do you live out here? I see that you’re dressed quite nicely, and this place is very…homey.
Sharon: I…found this place. It was empty. And because of my newfound strength, I decided to renovate it.
Interviewer: Interesting. Fourth, did you acquire any new abilities besides enhanced strength?
Sharon: Enhanced hearing and smell. And of course, fangs. I can also heal a lot faster than normal humans. If I break a bone, it heals completely by the end of the day.
Interviewer: Wow. Fifth, during your first few days as a vampire, did you hear any news about you when you were still at your hometown?
Sharon: Yes. And on social media, there was a lot of news. Especially on Facebook. It was…overwhelming, to see everyone thinking that I’m dead.
Interview: I can only imagine. Sixth, have you had any human contact since you’ve lived out here?
Sharon: For awhile, no. But I wanted to get an idea where I was. My enhanced hearing picked up on a town several miles away. I followed it and decided to go into it. I was wearing something else at the time…another dress that I made from an animal..don’t want to get into that. I only hoped I didn’t stink too badly…I decided to try and ask people about the town, and I found out that there’s a lot to do there. But I was very overstimulated. All the smells of humans got overwhelming way too quickly, so I had to get out of there. I since limit human contact a lot. As a vampire, I can live with that. If I was a human, I wouldn’t be able to. Humans are social creatures, after all.
Interviewer: Mhm. And seventh, do you steal?
Sharon: Yes. But I try not to…I only have a few outfits. Try to keep it simple and easy to wash, and loose enough, as I run, jump, and kill animals. I wash my outfits in a nearby stream. I’d buy things, but everything was taken off my person while I was unconscious. So that means no phone, no debit card, no ID, nothing.
Interviewer: That leads me to my eighth question, actually. Would you try to get your identity back?
Sharon: I don’t know. I would have to go back to my hometown, perhaps my old home as well, to see if my things are still there. I don’t want to go through the trouble of that. Not yet at least.
Interviewer: Alright. Ninth, have you ever been spotted by hikers, or perhaps authority figures, up here?
Sharon: No. I smell them before they see me, and I always leave.
Interviewer: Ok. Tenth and final question, do you miss anyone?
Sharon: Yes. My boyfriend, friends, and family. I miss them so much. I want to go to them, but I feel like I’ll shock them and put them in danger. No matter how controlled I am, prolonged exposure to humans is difficult for me. I don’t want to do that to them. I’d rather have them think I’m dead.
Interviewer: Thank you for your time.
Sharon: Of course. Don’t use my real name, would you?
Interviewer: Sure. What would you like to go by?
Sharon: Call me…Rose.
Interviewer: Sure. Have a good night.
Sharon: You too.
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