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Ghost Drums – by Matt Cole (Sunday Shorts – No. 13)

Sunday Shorts – No. 13

Ghost Drums - by Matt Cole (Sunday Shorts - No. 13)

Sunday Shorts is a fun and unique meme. The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

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 Today’s post was a wee bit late. I had some issues last night and so therefore didn’t post was going to just NOT until someone said WHERE IS THE LINKY. So I am posting one of my favorite vampire stories I stumbled upon a few years back, plus having re-read it this morning here is a proper review for you all!

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the perfect short story on a stormy afternoon for those of us that like traditional vampire myths with a bit of a twist.

Originally published in 2003, I had discovered it while sitting in some office or bar, or coffee shop while leafing through some esoteric magazine. Quickly jotting down his name in my moleskin. A few years later I ran across his name again,same story. I just really dug the vampire, Lazarus.

Matt Cole writes shorts with a very non-sparkling vampire named Lazarus. His writing has strong, dark and solid allegory balancing the myth of the traditional vampire with Native British Columbian myths. Having grown up a bit south of there in the Pacific Northwest, I appreciated it even more. Totem poles are more than a thing of wonder and beauty in the middle of the park, they have huge symbolic meaning within the Native religion.

In the perfect length of a short, in my opinion, he is able to throw at you such strength and power blending both, I even wonder if it can successfully be a novel. Maybe I do not want it to be, since I love good solid short stories. When I discovered it for my Kindle I quickly gobbled it up and discovered there are two more with Lazarus. This is a vampire that I can “sink” my teeth in!

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Ghost Drums - by Matt Cole (Sunday Shorts - No. 13)

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Ghost Drums is short story about a vampire, Lazarus Kalon, intent upon stealing the power of a shape shifter. The story seamlessly blends traditional vampire lore with native mythology.

Speculative Short Fiction – 16 pages – cost 99 cents

Also available another story about Lazarus, ‘The Blook of Cowards“, is free today on Amazon. Go grab one!


“Matt Cole’s prose is vividly poetic. The dark has never been so tantalizing.”

Ghost Drums - by Matt Cole (Sunday Shorts - No. 13)

Matt was born in a Vancouver, British Columbia 1967.  He earned a undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of British Columbia and a graduate degree in exercise physiology the University of Victoria.

He was first inspired to write speculative fiction while in college, during a speculative fiction literature course. Since then, Matt has tried his hand at writing in screenplay form, a graphic novel script as well as short stories.

As a writer, he states Ann Rice, Frank Herbert, George R. R. Martin, R.Scott Bakker, Alan Moore and Mike Mignola as influences.


Ghost Drums - by Matt Cole (Sunday Shorts - No. 13)



Ghost Drums - by Matt Cole (Sunday Shorts - No. 13)

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One Comment

  1. Love the cover and thanks for adding my link 🙂
    Show me some love!


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