Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Of that Spooky Day's happenings and a few woes, and a haunted ballroom

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a lovely one. (Also, happy first day of NaNoWriMo/National Novel Writing Month!)

I'm terribly sorry to have such a long absence. My computer decided to break down, randomly, and while we think we finally know what's wrong and how to fix it, for a while longer I'll have to make use of my college's computer lab, as I am now.  And then there were midterms, which are thankfully over now.

But! I have exciting things to tell and show you, when I finally have access to a camera and a computer at the same time. Those include the Death (of the Endless) costume I finished, my sister's Halloween party in the park, the headpieces we made as prizes for the party (I never formally took pictures of all the finished pieces, so hopefully I can find some!), my first coordinate with the red x black bat jumperskirt (on Halloween), and a few ramblings about going trick-or-treating last night with some friends, and the anime club's costume party/contest, in which I won third place despite only two people recognizing me (you know, I think the scythe really helped).

Well, I really must get on to writing, so I hope everyone has a good All Saints' Day! In lieu of pictures, I'll leave you with a Halloween-friendly poem (well, song), written by my character Taralyn.


His soaring windows glimmer clear!
Stars fill the chandelier--
Crystal shadows daze the seer!
In purple, indigo and crimson gowned
They waltz, around, around...
Like a music box dancer--
(Oooh, ooh)
Give the Myst'ry her answer!
(Oooh, ooh)
My Silhouette of shade
In midnight's cloak arrayed
Said “Come, the Moon is fading.”

My Shadow Prince of raven hair
Held one black rose from his garden fair
And bowed--
“My own blood dyed this flower.”
“Dear prince, are you the dreamer in my haunted tower?”
“If I am, will you dance till Faerie chimes the midnight hour?”

Take a chance, come join the dance!
Let Dreamscape wilds hide a lost romance...
At the midnight ball, stars haunt us all--
Shall moonlight call your enchanted glance?
The Raven haunts you with sombre decree--
Don't fear his wings, for the Raven is me.
I am Never More to the Sun gone away--
Dusk Star, Butterfly—stay.

Bell chimes rock the dancing floor--
We slip away by secret door
Like starfoam on a distant shore.
“Dear Dusk, my dreaming never wish could stay--
They fade away, away...
For your prince is enchanted--
(Oooh, ooh)
By these faerie balls haunted.”
(Oooh, ooh)

Surprising butterflies,
My prince of starlit eyes
Said “Hark! My roses, rising.”

Briar roses criss crossed the sky--
“Sweet shade, I'll find where in Time you lie!”
Once glance--
“Will you wing, my sorrow chancing?”
“I'll tell the darling Dreamer of our midnight dancing.”
He twirled me by the roses, stardust Moon romancing.

Take a chance, come join the dance!
Let Dreamscape wilds hide a lost romance...
At the midnight ball, stars haunt us all--
Shall moonlight call your enchanted glance?
The Raven haunts you with sombre decree--
Don't fear his wings, for the Raven is me.
I am Never More to the Sun gone away--
Dusk Star, Butterfly—stay.

When I cross the gate, will the organ boom?
Will the rain fall soft in my twilight gloom?

Black-clad romantic, on Tokyo ways he goes--
In his eyes, stars slumber, for they hold such rue.
In a rainbow-hued fantasia, he has brought me to the Rose
Shadow Prince...is he you?

Take a chance, come join the dance!
Let Dreamscape wilds hide a lost romance...
At the midnight ball, stars haunt us all--
Shall moonlight call your enchanted glance?
The Raven haunts you with sombre decree--
Don't fear his wings, for the Raven is me.
I am Never More to the Sun gone away--
Dusk Star, Butterfly—stay.

3 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Apologies for the off-topic comment, but I couldn't find a contact email for you.

    I recently put out an ebook of my writing, called The New Death and others. It's a collection of short pieces, mostly dark fantasy.

    I was wondering if you'd be interested in doing a review on your blog.

    If so, please email me: news@apolitical.info. Let me know what file format is easiest for you, and I'll send you a free copy.

    You can download a sample from the ebook's page on Smashwords:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/92126

    I'm also happy to do interviews, guest posts, or giveaways. Just let me know what you'd prefer.

    Yours,
    James.

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