First the winner of last month’s challenge!
And the winner is…
Esther! And it is a poem this time! Congratulations!
Come, dear heart, and listen to me
More things exist than what you see.
Beyond the mortal senses weak
These things exist, and live, and speak
There are more things in heav’n and hell
Than your frail mortal mind can tell.
These things, they dwell in humble homes
Within the pages of the tomes,
Between the covers of a book.
Listen, dear heart, and take a look.
For here there lies a secret fair
One you must guard with utmost care.
For here there dwells a hidden gate
To worlds afar and glorious fate.
I hear you laugh! Dear heart, don’t scorn.
You think this world, weary, worn
Alone exists beneath God’s hand?
Nay! This is not the only land.
And in this room their gateways dwell
To lands most fair and lands most fell.
Yet still, doubt in your heart I see.
Then come, dear heart, if you would be
Free to walk in the lands afar
And stare at diff’rent, distant stars.
If you would give me now your hand,
We’ll travel to another land.
Come, dear heart, and follow me there
Through the book to the lands elsewhere.
Now for August’s Prompt:
You have 100-250 words to write a short story/scene that goes with this picture. You have until August 31st to submit your scene in the comments below. I’ll announce the winner in September. Anyone can enter, but keep your entries clean. No swearing, no gore or sensuality. Have fun and go forth to write!