The Vampire by L.A.Cargil

Fascinating FictionThis installment of the Fascinating Fiction podcast (an audio series of short stories written by authors on features a particularly touching story by AustinstarThe Vampire

Because I found the story to be so inspiring, I thought it would be fun to ask Austinstar some questions about the story – the Q&A follows:

Simone: What inspired the story?

Austinstar: One of my patients in my early years as a Medical Technologist.

You use some medical terminology in the story- did you do research on it, or were you just familiar with some of the tools and machinery that your characters interact with?

I’ve been a Medical Technologist (Lab Technician is an incorrect term, but more familiar) for over 33 years.

You share a pretty powerful lesson in the story- is the idea of living life to its fullest while one can something you try hard to practice in your own life?

I do believe in living life to one’s utmost ability. Because of this man, I went out in the world and did things that I would otherwise never have done. Specifically, travel a lot.

Is there anything else you would like to add about this story?

I’ve had many, many patients over the years and some really stood out like Henry did. It’s never a bad time to influence someone’s life for the better.

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I strongly recommend reading the story in its original Hub form, and also checking out Austinstar’s other wonderful Hubs.

If you’re interested in submitting a recorded HubPages story of your own, send an email to podcast (at) 😀

2 thoughts on “The Vampire by L.A.Cargil

    • Thank you, Austinstar! That’s very kind of you to say. And your story is really fantastic! It gave me a fresh perspective on life just when I needed it. I hope your other readers feel the same way 😀

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