Reflections of the Labyrinth: A prologue of sortsA queen, a champion, a servant, and a friend
Eyes of green betwixt in world not of their own
Fall through the cracks from curses strong
Set by enemies near and far in hopes of change
Each finds a familiar pair of eyes to meet them there
Yet it is not the same as the ones left behind
The familiar and unfamiliar haunt the steps they take
Learning what choices impact how their story ends
A queen, a champion, a servant, and a friend
Labyrinth excerpts and an AnnouncementDAVID BOWIE 1947-2016
In honor of his birthday, and in memoriam of the upcoming 1st year anniversary of his death, I'm posting a few sections from my main WIP Labyrinth story. I wish I had more to give, but all my creativity has been focusing on other fanfics from other franchises.
AS THESE ARE DRAFTS PLEASE BE KIND IN YOUR CRITQUES.
(This takes place 16 years after the movie so Sarah is 31)
Jareth and Sarah take the trip back to the Labyrinth. The coach ride takes around a fortnight.
Jareth: “This journey will have more comfort. There are a few inns along the path that I always stop at to and from Tír na nÓg, and they have always made my stay a pleasant one.” He glances at Sarah briefly before bracing his elbow at the carriage window and resting his chin in his hand. “I sent messages on ahead to these inns to give you the best rooms and I will take the next best.”
The Riddle of the Labyrinth 56 - Epilogue"Sarah?" a soft knock on the door. "Sarah?"
"I said, Go Away!" she kept on staring into the wall. Curled up on the bed in an almost foetal position, Sarah wished she was dead. She had thought she had all and everything she ever wanted within reach. Love, friendship, a new home – all at her fingertips. She had been so fooled, so incredibly duped. But she had only herself to blame. How could she ever imagine that Jareth, king of Infraheim held any serious feelings for her. He was so much older, so egregiously sophisticated and powerful. He had travelled and seen the world – no, make that 'the worlds' - and met all kinds of people including of course hordes of amazing and alluring women. Experienced and sexy women, able to bestow him things she could never offer. She, who was just a dumb teenager who might as well spend her days in a stupid human school – even if she fortunately hadn't been forced back there again by her mother.
Julianne had told Sarah's teachers and fri
The Riddle of the Labyrinth 55 - Grain in the cup"I'm here," a familiar voice resounded and Julianne turned, putting down her read. Before her, entering through the glass doors to the sitting room, was an astonishing adolescent woman with same features and form of her daughter but with a distinctly regal and sophisticated bearing. Without a word, Julianne stood and immediately embraced her, faintly surprised that the hug was returned – and with a strength she had not known her daughter to possess. When they pulled away, Saphira looked at her mother.
"I searched for you everywhere, dearest girl," Julianne all but whispered.
"You must tell me later, mum. I also have one amazing story to give you."
"Come," Julianne nodded her head in a vague leftwards direction. "I take it you need to eat, so let's go sit down in the refectory."
As Saphira was directed to a very pleasant room facing the courtyard garden, Julianne took in her appearance, pride mixed with astonishment. The way her daughter walked was now graceful as though carrying
FeatherheadsIt was not until Sarah's day
With her remaining time of 9:23
That time was already up for
assorted dimwitted doom-ed poultry
The Goblin King's attention focused,
on someone stripe-d within his care.
But neither of them would've noticed -
when a chicken was no longer there!
Most unsure of how they got there
Or how they still had remaining legs.
Perhaps if they had discovered
How to settle down and lay eggs
Maybe it would not have mattered
had they been yellow, lilac or green.
Had the eggs satisfied the goblins
perhaps their demise could've been...
So Sarah has a few more hours,
which to test her luck.
But pause and respect those
that's Labyrinth's fallen cluck
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