FF: Music of the Night


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Everyone knows where to go: the cold iron gates upon the hill. Bone-cold letters shift as you watch, saying to Abandon hope, lasciate ogne speranza. The first peoples found it. They lined the path with stones.

From dawn to dusk, a drummer sounds the way on her bodhran. If you get closer, uilleann pipes whisper like ghosts. Closer still, the air grows dense to the touch and taste. Time and space waver, untethered.

No one who has gone closer has ever returned, but I will. I will see my lover there once more. I hope, yes hope. You know, I was never one to follow directions.

This prompt from Rochelle and Liz made me think of fairy groves and getting “lost” in the woods as a child. Because it’s St. Patrick’s Day it also made me think of my 1/4 (but it counts!) Irish heritage, and oh how I love a good Irish portal fantasy. Because, no one does portal fantasy like Irish mythology does portal fantasy, in my not so humble opinion.

Just the idea of stepping into some fairy ring one day and into another realm….. I know it’s not real, but I like to think it might be. Then again, maybe not. The stories rarely end well for us mortals, do they? (Only one way to find out for sure….)

22 thoughts on “FF: Music of the Night

  1. A beautiful tale to start the weekend off, Anne. Just wonderful. I can picture it in my mind as I look out the window at a dense fog. Fog always lends one’s mind to wild imaginings, doesn’t it.

  2. Such wonderful descriptions, Anne. And I love the daring, hope-filled narrator. Who knows, maybe there is a portal to step through. And if no-one has come back, how do we know it didn’t end well? Maybe there’s bliss through there…

  3. Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

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