She watched as he approached the castle gate, weary from another failed return to Camelot. At dusk she would call for the sorceress. They would take the silken cap, and chant old words and sing old rhymes, until the cap was bright as golden hair and the sewn-in pearls were the circlet of a queen. When she donned the cap, he would be there, beside the door. “Welcome, brave Lancelot,” the sorceress would say, “I wish you joy, you and the lady Queen.” -- from "The Sorrows of Elaine." See link below for the rest of the story.
Aloha, friends of Clarion West! I'm a 2004 graduate with stories in Twisted Cat Tales, Strange Stories of Sand and Sea, Scheherezade’s Bequest, and the Literature of Editors issue of Susurrus Magazine. I'm also an Assistant Editor at Sybil’s Garage. Prior to writing fiction I was a lyricist in the New York City metro area. My work was in the Off-Broadway musical revues Pets! and That's Life! My best known choral work is "In the Giving" at Carl Fischer Music. I dabbled in commercials -- oh, so briefly -- and was lucky enough to provide the words for a Dean Witter ditty with a Super Bowl debut. I live in Kamuela, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and am a member of the Writers Support Group at Tutu's House. I work with six fully qualified feline assistants.
"The Sorrows of Elaine" in Cabinet des Fées
I'm interested in duality in any way, shape, or form, as well as magic, successful or failed. My style is simple, with emotional resonance and resolution, although I have been known to chew the scenery from time to time.
I plan to draft three new short stories.