Stay away from the Borderlands

ethelthefrog

Arms, legs, the usual.

I also seem to be running the site.

I may get around to writing some actual stories at some point.


"You are swift, indeed, young Peregrine," the queen said, her eyes betraying her concern, "but I fear that not even speed such as yours will save you."

"I am strong, too, your majesty," his tone was all deference, yet his words were not.

"Strong indeed, but oh so young. The world beyond the Borderlands will swallow you whole, child, and you will never fully return to us."

The queen shook her head fondly, a slow smile forming. "Did you ever wonder why your kin live such fleeting lives?" she asked.

"My lady?" Surprised, he looked up, hesitated, then averted his gaze once more. Do not look upon the queen, Peregrine, or your life will be even shorter than Father's

"Your family is one of the Ten, whose birthright is to patrol the Borderlands, that is true." She sighed heavily, "but your lot never seem to stay there."

"It is my sacred duty, my lady," he said, "I will go. I will not be tempted. I will not leave your kingdom."

"Then go, child, with my blessing," she sighed, "and may your vow hold true."


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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Will he stay or will he go? :)

  • #1992 Posted 1 year ago
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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

Darling, you've got to let me know...

What happens next is detailed in the rather wonderful song linked in the "prompt text" field. Such bittersweet dalliance.

  • #1994 Posted 1 year ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

I read it. (Note to others, scroll down) I didn't realize that was meant to be a sequel. I thought it was inspiration.

  • #1995 Posted 1 year ago
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slapdashmonuments

slapdashmonuments

Ah!

I am not used to looking in that 'prompt' text area, though I should get into the habit. I do like this.

  • #2000 Posted 1 year ago
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Story prompt:

Pick a song. Can be one you like or just be a song at random.

Either while listening or after listening write whatever scene plays out in your head while that music is playing in the background.

Include the name of the song in the story title if you can.

Musical Inspiration... by TheCheshireChris

Author's prompt text:

Borderlands: http://www.opland-freeman.com/ctrlyr.htm

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