Strange Agony

“To die as lovers may–to die together, so that they may live together. Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when summer comes; but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don’t you see–each with their particular propensities, necessities, and structure.
You must come with me, loving me, to death; or else hate me and still come with me, hating me through death and after. Love will have its sacrifices. No sacrifice without blood.”
STRANGE AGONY – the second painting in my series on Carmilla, the 1872 vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
Endless gratitude to my dear friend Lacy Rose for embodying my favorite vampire.