My Reading of “The Wee Memoirs of a Victorian Mourning Doll”

I’m linking this wee audio-tale to Sanaa’s Prompt Nights: Sûrement vous plaisantez – Surely you jest (which might explain why so many people think that I’m not funny… just a tad creepy). 😀

Friends are a delicious blessing. No, my Wicked Luvs, I’m not advising you to go and devour all your friends. I’m just saying that good friends are the best at the gentle art of nudging us towards doing things we were not planning to do. And sometimes, that can be a wonderful thing. Other times, you can go to jail. But that’s a different post…

Earlier today, a good friend of mine said, “All I want for my birthday is a recording of you reading some of my favorites of your poems, nothing else.” When I offered to leave the poems on her phone, as a voicemail, she said that she wanted an MP3.

It’s her birthday. I can’t gently kick her in the teeth, and shout, “Stop being such a brat!” Instead, I called Rommy and begged for help—I had never used any of my computer’s voice recording software… Besides, Rommy is a great reader… I am not… so I was hoping some of her greatness would rub off on me. If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Rommy’s reading voice, stop by her blog and listen to “Fangs, Sheathed”. Delicious!

After I finished recording my friend’s birthday present, I went ahead and read “The Wee Memoirs of a Victorian Mourning Doll” to share with you. I hope you like it:

– inspired by Long Gone Dolls’ delightfully creepy “Victorian Mourning Dolls”
– read the text HERE

I am adding the original image (I dislike that it gets cut off in the audio preview)
Victorian Mourning Dolls, by Long Gone Dolls

39 thoughts on “My Reading of “The Wee Memoirs of a Victorian Mourning Doll”

  1. A really perfect macabre and goose-flesh-inducing reading! I feel like its my birthday too. ;_) The personality of the doll comes sidling through with great panache, and her family, her envy and her quest all seem part of a totally believable world–but then, your characters and plots always do. Loved this!

  2. Am I the only one having their mind blown by this?? But, but… you have NO accent (except maybe a New York accent). And where’s the full dark deep cackle I always imagined?? I’m sorry. I am going to have another drink and try to digest the fact that you sound completely American 😉

  3. Wow, it’s so hard to imagine what blog friends sound like. I’m not sure what I imagined to be honest, definitely more cackling (you must share a cackle with us some time). You have a delicate, musical voice, perfect for story-telling.

    Your accent is brilliant, and this story, perfection ♥

    • It seems I might have to search for (or create) a tale with a cackle in it. I do have a magnificent cackle. The Little Princess has been trying to copy it and everything. Hearing her try is a hysterical experience.

  4. I love your melodic voice!
    Finally corrected on how to pronounce your name! I don’t have a charming accent, ( Winter Moon, Emma ect…) everything ends with aye!
    Thk u for being brave and share more! xdebi

  5. A star is born! Love the winsome quality of the doll’s voice. She is trying so hard not to be jealous, but she just can’t help it!!! Does sort of make me want to wear a visored motorcycle helmet to bed, though!
    I would love to hear more stories!

  6. Wow, what an amazing melodic sprightly voice you have. I have wondered what my blogging friends sound like. Good to know I have been saying your name correctly when I tell my kids and husband “you know Magaly from New York”.

  7. This was a total treat, can’t believe that is your name Ms Wicked, the version I had been saying was a butchered Frankenstein version of the real thing, love this twisted tale of gothic sibling rivalry 🙂

  8. Gosh Magaly <3 This is such a gorgeous reading 😀 I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your beautiful voice. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support <3

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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