by Robin Burks
The story of my life is written in blood. It is a long tale, for I have lived a long life, but I fear that my time grows short. Even now, a shadow follows me, bringing with it le morte. If I die, let it be known that I lived. I am Jeanne “Reinette” Antoinette Poisson, Madame de Pompadour, mistress to a king, marquise and vampire. I have killed many. I regret rien, nothing.