Of Banshees and Clean Underpants

“You promise?”

“I promise.”

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The old heart slowed as summer began to fall towards October.

She howled her promise into the night.

When her cry was swallowed by the roaring of too much city, she ran… but arrived too late—Death took her friend before the Banshee could warn her to change into clean underpants.

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Process Note
: a couple of days ago, I spent time with a group of ladies who have lived for a very long time. We were discussing myths associated with death, when one of them said, “It might be nice to befriend a banshee.” I asked why, and she answered, “Am I the only one who would like some warning, so I can change into clean underpants before the big trip?” Then, pointing towards the city, she added, “With all this damn noise, the banshee might not be able to shriek loud enough.”

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Lucy, by A Little Company
“Lucy”, by A Little Company, “Forever in mid joyful expression, in a natural state of being, she is sure to inspire and remind you to live life to the fullest.”

The Sleeper and the Witch

With spit and blood, he trespassed into a coupled dream; soiling lips and breaking spells.

“I’ll make you princess of men and land, my prize,” he said.

She smiled into thieving eyes, thinking, When the Blue Moon illumines the heavens, my Witch will rise through thorns, and we’ll make you prince of pain and rot.

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The Sleeper and the Witch
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