Anne Rice: My Shadowy Lady of Words

A Taliswoman Short

Leah Welborn
The Shortform

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Original artwork by the author

Interview with the Vampire, the glamorous, heart-wrenching, blood-drenched book that introduced the world to the Vampire Lestat and his creator, Anne Rice, was published in 1976.

I was far too young to read it then; I’d just been born in 1972, the same year that Anne’s 5-year-old daughter died of a rare sort of leukemia. The blood again. They say that was when Anne became obsessed with blood as a carrier of both death and possibility.

It wasn’t until the late 80s, as a teenager, that I began reading Rice’s canon. She became a Taliswoman for me then.

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Leah Welborn
The Shortform

Empower Your Magical Self with me. I'm the Mystic Autistic, a writer and spiritual baddie. LeahWelborn.net.