The Disallowed – The Tale of a Vampire Family
Heng Lee is a goatherd in the remote mountains north-east of Chiang Rai in northern Thailand, very close to the border with Laos. It is a tight-knit community where everyone knows one another.
Heng gets sick all of a sudden, but not too sick to take the goats out, until one day he has to go to see the local shaman, because he has starts fainting.
There are no medical doctors in the vicinity and the Shaman has been good enough for most people for centuries.
The Shaman takes some specimens and comes to the conclusion that Heng’s kidneys have stopped functioning and so has little time left to live, unless he submits to her medication, which is the blood of local animals.
The Shaman does say that human blood, would be better, so Heng’s family are afraid that they will be called upon to supply it – thus becoming a vampire family, if the comic book stories are correct, which no-one is sure about.
How will Heng’s poor family survive when he is told that his condition is incurable and he might need blood for the rest of his life? Regular transfusions are out of the question in his part of the world and his fanancial situation
The battle is on to save Heng’s life, but there are other forces at work too.
What will become of Heng, his family and the rest of the community, if he takes the Shaman’s advice?
‘The Disallowed -the comic tale of a vampire family’ will be Owen Jones’ entry into the 2014 Amazon book competition. His entry in 2013, ‘Behind The Smile – Daddy’s Hobby’ was a quarter finalist.
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