2015: The Best & Worst! This is the time of the year when writers coast. They dream up their totally subjective best and worse lists for the year that's rapidly coming to a close. Why? So they can focus on the important things...the holidays. So with that in mind, here's my annual look back:
The best vampiric moment came in June, when the summer camp kids got to visit Sad Vlad, the vegetarian vampire that lives in the catacombs of Ijams.
"A vampire is an undead being from folklore who subsists by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures," states Wiki.
Being a vegetarian, Vlad abhors the taste of blood and opts for the life essence of the forest. He feeds on the sap of trees. The adventurous campers empathized with the poor nocturnal creature, his lonely 400 year existence, his pallid skin and dusty crypt.
They also learned his favorite trees to sip: sweet gum, tuliptree and sugar maple. (Hickory actually has a subtle but noticeable piquant, not unlike Palmolive hand soap.)
For more details of their adventure, click: Sad Vlad.