Three Day Quote Challenge – And Stuff –

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Zooming in and out again – sorry for my laxness lately guys. Hopefully normal transmission will resume for me again from tomorrow, and I can get to my email pile and catch up with comments properly again. Recently I was tagged by Chris, our dear Story Reading Ape in a three day quote challenge.
The Three Day Quote Challenge:
Share your favourite quote (even if written by you) and also inspire people.
The Rules:
Thank the person who nominated you. Post your quotes. Pass it on. Do we have to post three quotes, or one quote every day for three days? Not sure – never mind – I’ll just do extra.😀
THANK YOU CHRIS GRAHAM!
First Quote – Actually – It’s an interview with some quotable—. Things—.
Interview With a Vampire
Me: Thank you for being here today Lord Peebles. I must admit that I was more than a little surprised when you asked me to interview you. Never interviewed a creature of the night before. Are you a writer?
LP: Creature of the night?! Well – indeed! As it happens, yes, I am indeed an author. Have been man and boy these past two hundred years. That is not the reason for this interview however. There is a much more urgent motivation.
Me: Really? So what genre do you write?
LP: Various genres. At the moment I’m working on a treatise concerning the need for Ann Rice to—. This is not about writing, my good woman! I am here to lodge our official—.
Me: I see. So you’re an Ann Rice fan? How about horror? Do you like Stephen King?
LP: No. I’m reading The Fault in our Stars right now. It’s—. Would you STOP talking about books now! I wish to address the serious—.
ME: That one’s on my TBR too, although I probably won’t get around to it in a while. What about your scribbling environment? Where do you like to write? Being a South African vampire it must be difficult for you with all the power outages. Can you see in the dark?
LP: Shutup, shutup, shutup!!!
ME: Huh?
LP: I am here today as the representative of the World Federation Against the Abuse of Vampires. The Weremen haven’t decided who to request an interview from yet, although the sins perpetrated on them are just as bad as those on our kind. They are considering asking The Story Reading Ape, but they’re a cowardly lot, and afraid of his temper—. Their leader, Lord TakenByThe, also has a severe banana allergy. I can see his point really, all things considered.  So—.
ME: Oh, he’s just a big furry softy. Vampire abuse, you say?
LP: Yes. We can barely go out for a meal anymore without some nubile – or not so nubile as the case may be – lass trying to take liberties. Just the other day an elderly lady tried to handcuff me to her bed, and when I objected, she tossed a vial of glitter in my face and said I wasn’t nearly sparkly enough to be sexy. Took me days to get that stuff off my suit. And she made a very spirited attempt to grasp my unmentionables. Who in their right mind expects little old ladies to keep glitter and handcuffs on their bedside tables?
ME: Well. That doesn’t really sound very abusive to me. You are a vampire after all. Maybe she confused the handcuffs for a stake, and the glitter for holy water or something.
LP: Not abusive? Just because we’re vampires doesn’t mean we don’t have feelings you know! We have rights!!! Well—. Maybe not rights per se, but whatever happened to a bit of common decency? What sort of literature do you people read?! The imaginations of some of your modern scribes are absolutely deviant! Our very foundations have been shaken by your endless perverse assaults! Nobody’s scared of us anymore, and women everywhere just see us as shiny sex toys. It’s very upsetting. I personally see myself as androgynous.
ME: Shame. You should write about it. In fact, this sounds like a genre that could take the world by storm. A memoir maybe. You could call it “Grasped by the Geriatric” – quite catchy for a title I reckon. You could talk about the mental anguish of vampire objectification, as experienced by yourself. Sexually like – you know – that sort of thing sells well these days. Focus on the cuffs maybe.
LP: Perhaps. Maybe if the world could see our pain, writers will stop writing books that trivialise us. I’ve had to start going to counselling you know. Lost my appetite entirely. It’s not easy when your meals try and jump you all the time.
ME: I only eat nuts when I’m scribbling really – forget the appetite then. What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you work out? You certainly are very muscley under that cape. What do you wear under it? Anything? Now that you mention it—. You really could do with a bit of sparkle. It would sooo go with your complexion. Hang on a bit, I’m sure I’ve got some—.
Cough. Cough.
I’m tagging the following three lovely ladies – only if they fancy doing this – no pressure.😉
My gorgeous friend, our much loved Sally Cronin
Tess, over at How the Cookie Crumbles who shares her fascinating travels and photies with us.
Our wonderful, inimitable but friendly Ms M from Ms M’s Bookshelf Reviews

For me, not working is the work.  Stephen King   If God gives you something you can do, why in God's name wouldn't you do it?  Stephen King Stephen King Quote 2

15 thoughts on “Three Day Quote Challenge – And Stuff –

    The Story Reading Ape said:
    June 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    A great catch-up with events by the fabulous and multi-talented Jo😀

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    D. Wallace Peach said:
    June 20, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Great quotes. I especially like the last one as there’s no chance a writer can please everyone. That book doesn’t exist.

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    mysm2000 said:
    June 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Wow! Great interview. I’m tagged. That makes two tags for me in two days. I’m going to have to give much thought to 3 quotes that will measure up to some degree. I’ll give it my best shot! Thanks.

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    June 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Love that first quote. So hard to explain that to people. Because I’m outlining and fiddling with ideas when I’m ‘on break’. Yet people claim it isn’t a break. Now if you love what you do, is it really work?

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    June 20, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    No pressure then.. there I was enjoying Jo’s post about The Three Day Quote Challenge and thinking to myself… that will be a tough act to follow when I found my name at the bottom well and truly tagged…… will do my best Jo and hugsXX

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    darkwriter67 said:
    June 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Illuminite Caliginosus.

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    Jean Lamb said:
    June 20, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    May I offer this quote? “There are nine and ninety ways/Of constructing tribal lays/And every single one of them is right”–Rudyard Kipling.

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    noelleg44 said:
    June 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Fun, Jo, and great quotes from an acclaimed author.

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    olganm said:
    June 21, 2015 at 12:57 am

    I’m afraid the vampire is absolutely right. Great quotes too!

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    SD Gates said:
    June 21, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Love the Stephen King quotes!!!

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    jjspina said:
    June 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Nicely done, Jo! Sally tagged me – have to think about it. Hope I do half s well a you! ❤️

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