Well, I don’t think I could have picked a more tonally different read for my No Money review than my Money one.
Chuck Tingle is famous for his eclectic romance shorts between people and exotic cryptic species, people and inanimate objects, and even people and abstract concepts. Recently, he has been inundated with requests for Coronavirus related erotica — which he has refused to do, on the grounds that he doesn’t want to write about things or events that are harming people.
So instead, Chuck has written some free Tinglers to promote pandemic positive behaviours, including face masks, social distancing, hand washing and responsible coughing. Rather than pay Amazon, you’re asked to donate to a charity of your own choosing instead. Nice. Of the three, I picked Bisexual Unicorn Vampires Teach Me the Importance of the Vampire Cough. Based on the cover, mostly. Fella is wearing some nice rainbow jocks.
Bisexual Unicorn Vampires is very much in the mould of most other Tinglers. If you’re familiar with any of Chuck’s previous works, you’ll be getting exactly what you’re expecting with this one. Perpetually exhausted doctor Buck Tangle has been wrangling with a plague of his own recently and has decided something has to be done. Apparently, in Dr Tangle’s neck of the woods, government agencies must be pretty unreliable, because he seems to be trying to come up with ways of combating the plague’s spread all by his lonesome — a recipe for burn out right there.
So in a very Tingler-like fashion, Dr Tangle decides to try his luck with a spooky old castle rather than the Department of Health. There he meets the titular bisexual unicorn vampires, who are really down for a pounding. And look, who am I to judge? They seem like they may have also trained as epidemiologists too!
This was a fun little read over a lunch break. Very, very Tingle-y.
So, this is No Money for Bingo—Woo!