I'm pleased to announce that I've sold this short story for Penumbra's March issue. More about the story when it comes out, but here's a bit of trivia that I learned while working on the story:
Dr. John Polidori was a companion of Lord Byron and the Shelleys and wrote the first vampire story in English, Vampyre. That's background. The trivia is that Polidori was the uncle of the Rossettis--Dante Gabriel, Christina, etc. I was a big fan of the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood back in college, so it was this was a cool tidbit to learn.
The story loosely involves that circle of the Romantics, as you'll see in March.