The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
halfshellvenus

Idol Survivor: "Some Other Legend"

Some Other Legend
idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day 11

x-x-x-x-x

Once, fair maiden,
in all the days
and nights of Before,
you walked the earth
and sang the moon
to sleep, the stars
keeping watch and waiting
there to light your way.

Sun-kissed child, you bloomed
like a flower,
all aglow
with possibility
for a future
you thought your own.

How could you have known?

You might have heard
of vengeful dragons,
forgotten curses,
ancient alchemists,
all cruelly scheming
new entrapments
and twisted narratives
in tangled-up plots.
Not your story, surely,
and so you wandered on.

But still it found you—
the dreaded prophecy,
the doomed enchantment,
the sorcerer's scourge—
be it toad or locket
or spinning wheel,
whatever bane
you thought to escape.

Your childhood gone,
your innocence fled,
the threshold passed unseen
beneath your feet.

Now it is done.

Your finger pricked,
the apple bitten,
you fall into sleep
and into the Fate
that long ago marked you
as its own.


--/--

Tags: my_fic, original_fiction, poem, real lj idol
Subscribe

  • Idol Survivor: "In The Garden"

    In The Garden idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day 17 #2 | 2130 words x-x-x-x-x It's Sunday and I have two Idol stories to write, and yet I…

  • Idol Survivor: "Fire Bright"

    Fire Bright idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day 17 #1 ~*~*~*~*~ Fire bright and the air chilly, your face glows with the flames, with the…

  • Idol Survivor: "A World Within"

    A World Within idol survivor | daily-fic challenge, day 16, #2 | 1370 words x-x-x-x-x It's the weekend again, not my favorite time for riding on…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments