Not Dying in Central Texas
Nebula award nominee Sarah Pinsker, whose short fiction has appeared in and the
has lived everywhere from Texas to Toronto, but currently calls Baltimore, Maryland, her home. “I’ve got a lot of fictional mileage out of the two years my family spent in Texas. I was only five, so most of the memories involve my fear of the real monsters of Texas: rattlesnakes, fire ants, scorpions, wasps.” For this story, which was originally published in
(June 2010) she added a fictional monster. Part of her goal was to create the most unglamorous, unsparkly, unsexy vampire possible. We think she succeeded.