The Blood of Cowards is a short story about the vampire, Lazarus Kalon, who, on his way back to Atlanta to liberate his treasure before the city falls to Sherman’s army, encounters three rebel deserters in the Appalachians. Of these deserters, who Lazarus intends as only a source of blood to quench his thirst, one, he comes to realize, may be worthy of the immortal gift.
“Matt Cole’s prose is vividly poetic. The dark has never been so tantalizing.”
Matt Cole was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 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.
Matt enjoys the company of exotic, smart, confident, & funny women; red wine (or the nectar of the Gods as he believes it to be); IPSC competitions; keeping physically fit; and writing speculative fiction in various forms.
He currently resides in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Originally posted 2012-10-13 12:20:24.