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Today’s Author Meets VisDare #36: The ‘Museum Piece’ Leaves

They called it music but it was like no music he’d ever heard before. The elders did not tell him what it would be like, did not tell him there would be music when he became one of the living. He moved away from the hall in which he had stood for years, glad to not be gawked at any longer. “Wait,” called a voice that sounded like autumn leaves; he knew who it was and although every fiber of him wanted to turn, to go back to her, the one who had kept him sane in the late nights, he could not. He moved toward his future as the Archer readied her bow. “Don’t make me take that which is most precious to you,” she said, her voice rustling against the nape of his neck.

“I told you to come with me, but now it’s too late,” he said.

I saw this picture and almost immediately thought “Roger Zelazny!” Call these 150 words my ode to that story.

And then the prompt from Today’s Author showed up and I just had to marry them. Hopefully it worked. Click each below to visit and add yours (thanks also to Angela for reviving the VisDare badge!!!! Yay!).

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  1. vanillabean September 11, 2013 1:54 am

    such a cool photo! and your story to go with it is so elegant.

    • AR Neal September 11, 2013 7:04 pm

      Thank you so much–I can’t take any credit for the photo, although I wish I could!

  2. M. C. Dulac September 11, 2013 6:38 am

    Great atmosphere and use of that photo prompt! I was intrigued at once. What will happen to these two characters now….!

    • AR Neal September 11, 2013 7:03 pm

      😀 Thanks for popping in, MC!

      • M. C. Dulac September 11, 2013 9:01 pm

        No problem! There’s always something good to read here 🙂

        • AR Neal September 11, 2013 9:32 pm

          Thank you!!

  3. Silvia Writes September 11, 2013 5:50 pm

    He could not turn back … I like that. You set the tone very well.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

    • AR Neal September 11, 2013 7:02 pm

      Thank you, Silvia!

  4. dollymarionette September 11, 2013 10:50 pm

    Cool! I’m sometimes able to do prompt twofers and threefers, but I couldn’t think of anything at all to do with the lady with the bow.

    • AR Neal September 11, 2013 11:23 pm

      Sometimes it just works and other times…not so much 😉

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