This is an interesting choice for FOWC today, but the timing is pretty good. Just last week Thursday I was looking mindlessly through the TV channels to see if there was anything worth watching. And I came across the Decades network and their broadcast of the old gothic soap opera Dark Shadows. My mom used to love to watch that! I also remember my sister and her friend watching it during the summer. I remember the show, but I think it is more through stories and the book my mom had about it. I was born the year it started and only 5 when it went off the air.
For those of you not familiar with Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins is cursed by a witch and bitten by a bat… as far as I remember the stories, he is then led to suffer a life of eternity as a vampire. I have only seen 4 episodes so far and I have seen the tarot cards, the witch, the (high quality special effects) bat attack and Barnabas fading in and out of a delirious state. His wife (the witch) claims it is the plague.
I am loving this flashback to the very early days of my life. And to add more to the timing of this word. Hollywood Vampires just performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden. But not a single one of them sparkled!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – vampire
She just broke down into tears. It was just moments after her hand slipped and dropped the vase of roses. It wasn’t the spilled water on the floor, the broken stems or the cracked vase that got to her. It was the fact that they had been his roses from the funeral. She had once more done something to let him down. She would never be the perfect child now and her heart was tired from years of trying without success. She lost herself in tears of regret and disappointment. She sobbed thinking he died not knowing she loved him.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – spill
Tara was devastated and stunned. Her mom was gone, and she left behind a secret. Tara’s sister Marcy told her just before the funeral that they had a brother. Their mom had been engaged before their dad and there was a baby involved.
All Marcy knew was the baby was born in Tennessee in the 50s. Not much to go on but Tara fought through her shock and began to wonder about her brother. She became resolute in her search to find him. And hoped to one day look at him face to face and tell him about their mom.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – resolute