Catching a vampire is not an easy task or for the faint of heart.Killing would appear easier since imprisonment isn’t necessary.
Why would I want to have a vampire? Obviously, you haven’t read any of my books. I take this task seriously because as a writer I want my stories to appear possible. In hunting all dangerous prey considering their weaknesses is tantamount.
So, I made a list of vampire weaknesses because anyone who knows me knows I love my lists and numbers. There are many species of vampires so I wrote all known limitations.
3.Holy relics and water
I disqualified the dismemberment because I want them alive and functioning.
If the vampire you’re stalking is religious then luring it to a room filled with blessed icons could weaken it enough to be trapped.
There has got to be a cool way to corner one with sunlight. I’ve seen vampires trapped in wells but as the sun rises they get fried. I don’t want them crispy. Maybe we could give them a small recess to hide in?
I’ve killed vampires with fire and even heard of some slayers using flamethrowers but once again it’s with the goal of killing. A fire lined prison would keep your vamp but we still need to catch it and not burn down the place.
Now, I’ve heard certain rare poisons work to incapacitate them. Anne Rice used laudanum and I’ve used my own blue windex colored drug, which the source is still a secret.Delivery is the hard part. Finding a volunteer to drink the poison and then allow a vampire to drink from them is not as easy as it sounds.
Blood and sex is more a desire but can be used as weakness, which brings us to the old bait and trap technique. I’ve used a beautiful, sexy prey animal to lure a vampire to its trap but of course it back-fired.
Those creatures of the night can be clever.
As to wooden impalement, it brings us back to death BUT it did inspire me. What if I used really thick iron bars instead? Say four of them that pinned their bodies to the ground. They wouldn’t be able to escape without tearing themselves apart, which brings the dismemberment issue back up.
I guess if the vampire wanted to be caught it would be easier. They are such sneaky creatures. A willing prisoner, he/she wouldn’t try to escape and less apt to hurt you. And what’s a little chain and bondage between friends?
I’m giving away a copy of CATCH tonight. To enter the draw tell me how you would catch a vampire.