Sunday, June 13, 2010

So what is a fleam?

Main Entry: fleam

Pronunciation: \ˈflēm\
Function: noun
: a sharp lancet formerly used for bloodletting
[Merriam Webster]

In case you were wondering about the name of this blog.... A fleam is a device used for bloodletting.  It can be a simple blade of a set of posts with differences sized points on the side of them.  They are normally used to make a rapid puncture over a major vein and let out blood.  Bloodletting was thought to improve health by balancing the vital humors of the body.  As a writer of paranormal fiction, going by the pen name "Veinglory", The Fleam seemed like an apt name for my blog about vampire fiction.

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