CONVERSATION WITH A TEENAGER WHO JUST CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL
(OR, A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A WRITER)
"It's such a nice day outside!"
"I don't even know what outside is anymore."
"You should get out of the house more often."
"No, thanks. I'm perfectly fine inside."
"When was the last time you got out?"
"Um...a week ago?"
A stunned pause.
"You're a vampire!"
"Yep. I am."