I, Dracula

I suspect I'm turning into a vampire. 

No, I'm not sitting with a lampshade on my head in a drunken stupor. As I write this, its 12:30 midnight, yet, I'm brimming with life. I'm looking for ways to burn some energy. The wife has declared a headache so there's nothing to do in that front. What else shall I do? Should I go crawling down the building wall, upside down?

All day long in office, I sit low and deep into my chair, my eyes pale and limbs barely moving. At times when I have to move around, my body behaves like I have no control over it. It’s a fight to make it respond. I drag my legs and lumber along. I’m a corporate zombie.


I may soon look like this. Yeah, it’s my own photo, worked in photoshop

But, as soon as the sun goes down in the evening and the night has begun, blood starts pumping into my veins again. I slowly come back to life. The colors return to my face, my eyes shine. Sometimes I kick balls in a football ground to exhaust myself. I stay awake until the first rays of morning light hit my window.

Now, what is that I hear? Is that dogs barking outside my gate? Oh, what sweet music they make. They are the children of the night.


#SleeplessNights #SleepyMornings

About Joshi Mukard (100 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call 'home-town'. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

6 Comments on I, Dracula

  1. Hats off to photoshop… the pic is really scary

  2. If not a corporate zombie or a Horror novelist, i am sure you will find good work in a Ramsay horror movie… 😛

  3. Hello Dracula. Don’t turn into a real one. :O

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