The Other Place
(a semi-musical Steampunk Goth hybrid story)
Blog Seven: A Friend’s Warning
Chief Shabuni feels that something is missing. As the two vampires lead him towards a dock at the end of the street, he undoes the first few buttons of his shirt and slides his hand inside. The ridges of the moving scar on his chest are gone.
At the dock he glances across the choppy grey waves at a crop of trees. Further back, he can see the shadowy image of a castle.
From behind him, he hears the soft sound of harp strings gently plucked, and a voice, nearly inaudible, singing:
You are heading into danger Dimoso
This is my place
And I know
You can never die here
Only be terrified, charmed, into a docile existence
Your soul Dimoso
Not your tangible body
Not your tangible mind
But the mind that holds your soul
When the time comes
Heed me friend
The song and playing end. Replaced by the soft sound of clicking heels. As the steps get closer to him, he wants to turn around. To see if it is actually her. But he dares not.
Bobbing beside the dock is an immaculately kept skiff. Two men, in fine clothes, sit with the handles of the oars in their hands. Their eyes stay open in fear.
The vampire with the sea green overcoat passes a coin to a man wearing a faded purple trench coat and stove pipe hat. The man’s eyes are hidden behind goggles with silver wings on each arm.
“I too would like to cross,” he hears a soprano voice call from behind.
Original picture for cover by Dianne McBride firstname.lastname@example.org
Honourable Mention cont.:
Maggie Boone https://www.instagram.com/missmaggiemoon/?hl=en
This is a clip of her singing Fergie: Big Girls Don’t Cry
Currently she’s doing a kickstart for her debut EP: Delaware Street