Can you tell us a little about yourself?
With pleasure, you can call me …Wither!
I am a hunter.
I am a predator.
I drink blood for pleasure and survival.
But need not be worried, for I am drawn to drink the blood of those that carries the qualities of pureness and innocence—children.
I am one of the few remaining ancient ones and the first child of Ereshkigal, our mother.
Your kind, mortals, used to fear her and even labeled her as the "Queen of the Night" since the ancient Sumerians era, as early as 5000 B.C and beyond.
She was later labeled as Lilith, many thousand years later, during the Babylonian era.
And many thousand years later, with the rise of modern folklore and superstitions, our kind rose to fame again. Bearing many names such as Upir, Vampyre to Vampires—most common label.
Labeling, labeling and more labeling—when will these labelings ever end?
However, that does not change our nature or pursuit—to embrace the dark qualities of nature and to seek true immortality that lies within the one immortal soul—the soul of Inanna.
What is your role in the story?
Our kind had realised that there is only one true way to achieve immortality, by consuming the purest immortal-soul ever to walk these realms—the immortal soul of Inanna. The earlier Sumerians worshipped her as a goddess of love, war, and fertility—but whatever, her blood was drained by the high priests who she trained and now her immortal soul dwells in the cycle of rebirths. I will enjoy hunting her mortal form and bring her back to our mother, Ereshkigal, as ordered, to have my share of her immortal soul.
What is your favourite hobby?
Hobby? I enjoy what I do and what I do is to bring chaos and torment everywhere I go. I enjoy watching my cohorts draining the mortals or the Samsarics during our hunts. I also enjoy listening to their screams of torment and sufferings; it is like music to my ear.
Maybe you can join me in one of my hunts next time to understand what I mean. But I cannot guarantee your safety amongst my kind for they are not good at controlling their lust and desire for fresh blood.
What is the challenge you're trying to overcome during your story?
Showing my cohorts how to feast on Mortals and Samsarics with proper etiquette. They drink and feast like animals. We NEED to evolve from these behaviours.
I like to taste the pureness of the blood with gentleness, warmth and with manners.
I would also like to know more about myself ... I mean I know WHAT I am, but WHO I am is a question even my mother, Ereshkigal, refused to answer.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
Why make a wish when I am about to attain it— true immortality.
Will your kind, mortals, live to see that day ...? Will there still be anymore Samsarics to stop us ...?
Title: The Samsaric
Author: G.W. Lwin
Genre: Fantasy Horror
The plague of 1918 A.D:
The mortal world is in a state of devastation.
A woman wakes up in an abandoned temple of Kali, the goddess of darkness, in an ancient city of Gaya.
She does not know where she is.
She does not remember the events leading to this.
She only hears a familiar voice of a tormented man who has haunted her dreams.
He tells her a story – of a time of souls and suffering, of immortality and gods, of life and death.
This, he says, is Mesopotamia.
THE SAMSARIC is a fantasy-horror novel based on ancient vampirism, history and mythology. Set in an era widely considered to be the cradle of civilization, it is a story of once-powerful mortal races and ancient gods and goddesses to excite and inspire.
I love anything that comprises the old and the ancient full of rich history and spirituality. For me, reading and learning from our ancient past is truly a beautiful, unique and intriguing journey.
From a young age, I have felt that there were two versions of me: the old spiritual one and a young soul who still lives in his fantasy world.
However, both of these versions share one commonality – my interest in vampires from the ancient mythology and beliefs. I was mesmerised by their folklore since young.
The need to express is very strong within me. Writing, for me, provides this gateway and helps me to grow as a person. It is a life-long learning path that I gladly embark.
As a writer, I would like to improve each and every stage of writing, to possess the art of crafting words to communicate the emotions that arise from within to the readers … a vision shared by many authors.