It always happens
in the woods of giant white daisies and weeds.
It begins at night;
our bodies skyclad,
stretched out under a sheet of moonlight.
I keep my eyes closed.
I feel only him.
Even in my sightless state,
I know we are the only
fae and human couple around;
the only ones
panting in each other’s arms.
He rubs my shoulders,
and I relax under his touch.
His hands are twin dreams
kneading needy flesh.
He hugs me from behind.
I gasp when his breath warms my neck.
“Don’t leave me, love.”
“I need to go, my sweet Daisy.”
I reach for his hand,
but dawn gets to him first.
(Open Link Monday – November 10, 2014)
Note: I first published this piece in January 2011. I’ve changed the structure for this post (see the original here), but the words remain untouched. Those of you who have read Thorn in Red probably recognize most of these lines. Wanna know why? Well, that’s because “Daisies and Weeds” is the seed that sprouted Thorn in Red; also “Kiss with Punch” (TiR 1.5), the third story in the Blooming Howls collection.
Here is the quote I promised you last week:
“People cry, Bran.”
“They do,” he said in a very low voice. “And when my mother’s cries turn into wails, Mattalina, a lot of people die. And she has to live with the blood of every one of those deaths coating her days, her nights, her clothes… Mom can’t help the things she had to do to survive. But I can make life easier by not forcing her to relive memories she wants to let go.” ~ Kiss with Punch
Don’t forget, whenever you leave a relevant comment on a new post (from Nov 3rd to Nov 17th), you’ll be able to claim an extra entry to the Blooming Howls Inspired Blade giveaway… Make sure you entered the original giveaway post; and do add “This one is for the blade!” at the end of new comments (one extra entry per new post). If you haven’t done it yet, please fly over to the Celtic Dragon Tarot Reading giveaway and add your name to my Random.Org cauldron. ♥♥♥
On November 17th, chaos blooms…