JOHNNY'S CREW (Any gender, late teens on up)
Fine. I'm a loser. I "chickened out", I got the full blood transfusion and now I'm just boring and average.
But a couple of thoughts before you let Johnny bite you. You think you'll suddenly be part of a big cool vampire clan? Not until Johnny decides he wants you.
'Till then, you're on your own.
Up at nine pm and by the time you leave your fleabag hotel, you're starving. No time for classy seduction. You find some dirty dude in an alley and you stab him in the stomach 'cause you can't leave those bite marks. You drink from his smelly hairy gut until you feel like you're going to burst because- hey- you don't know when you're going to get your next chance to feed. Then it's off to the crappy night job because being a vampire doesn't come with a stipend.
Not unless you get picked up by Johnny's crew. Yeah, Johnny's big glamorous crew. But don't mistake it for a clan, for a family. Johnny hires his vampires out to the mob which basically makes you part of the mob which puts you in constant danger. That's as good as it gets.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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