February 21, 2019

A Vampire Short Story – Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu by Norman Partridge


Years in the past I learn a group of erotic vampire love tales, and this specific one was chosen for the anthology. Whereas I might not precisely classify it as erotic, it’s definitely a love story in its personal tough manner. The title is Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu and is written by Norman Partridge.

It’s a transient retelling of Stoker's Dracula , however this time from the angle of Quincey Morris, one of many suitors of Lucy Westenra. As Stoker instructed it Lucy had three males who wished to marry her. After cautious consideration she selected the English aristocrat Arthur Holmwood. Quincey considers Stoker's try at telling the story the ravings of a feverish thoughts. In reality Lucy and Quincey selected one another. That they had a love so deep that few mortals would ever have the ability to perceive. Because the story begins Quincey, dressed all in black, drives a wagon throughout the boundless land of his house state of Texas. Within the wagon is a big black field that carries his most treasured love. He had made a promise to Ms Lucy and now he meant to hold it out.

The story shifts forwards and backwards between the torturous occasions at Whitby, England and the weird occasions that Quincey units in movement in Morrisville, Texas. At instances the incidents from each locations intertwine as if Quincey was going by means of a time of nightmare till, someway, he kinds his ideas and comes again to actuality. HIs is aware of his job to be a tough one, however regardless of the various obstacles he faces he doesn’t hesitate to hold them out.

So far as I do know the latest publication to hold this story is Ladies of the Night time, edited by Martin Greenberg.

My first encounter was in Love in Vein: Twenty Authentic Tales of Vampiric Erotica. edited by Poppy Z. Brite. HarperPrism, 1994.

By the way in which the story title comes from the cowboy music Crimson River Valley . Among the lyrics could be discovered within the story. As an illustration:

Come sit by my facet if you happen to love me,

Don’t hasten to bid me adieu,

However keep in mind the Crimson River Valley,

And the cowboy who liked you so true.


Source by Patricia Altner