B for Blood – #atozchallenge


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The Bible says that the life of the flesh is in the blood (Leviticus 16:11), and that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22).

Cultures around the world place great emphasis on blood covenants and blood sacrifice.

Stories can use blood as an amazing source of inspiration.

In my Weeping Willow story, blood sorcery is one of the forbidden types of magic, because it often requires the taking of a life.

Vampire stories should be obvious in their connection with the use of blood. Β In many other stories, blood is the one, final touch needed for a spell or a sacrifice to be successful.

What are ways you have used blood in your stories?