Today on the Magic of Solstice blog tour we welcome Louise Findlay. Louise writes fantasy (generally short stories) and inspirational poetry. She enjoys reading and writing about mythological creatures such as angels and demons but has a soft spot for vampires. Louise is currently in the midst of writing a vampire novella about two vampire clans whose deputy’s clash in a big way, entitled A Spy in the Sagax Vampires.
She shares with us today the beginning of her poem, The Rogue’s Odyssey which was originally included in the Dreamless Roads anthology.
THE ROGUE’S ODYSSEY
by Louise Findlay
Copyright © 2015 Louise Findlay.
It was the dead of night, on horseback I fled,
fled from the knights of the realm.
Their intent, to flay me alive,
was keeping me going, keeping me going.
A rogue I was, honourable though,
but they were scarce in supply.
They hit me, dead, dying, I fled,
traversing through the wood.
I had to survive, survive I did,
through the snowy wood.
I stopped for a second, to revel,
in its wondrous beauty,
but I had to keep going, had to keep going.
This journey I had to make,
the dangers worth the rewards.
The money was good, oh the pay was great,
A wizard was paying my way.
There was a more, primal reason,
a directive I had to follow.
The fate of the kingdom, rested in me, rested in me,
despite the knights following.
corrupt they were,
twisted by the darkness.
dark at heart,
instigated the curse.
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Connect with Louise
Be sure to check out Louise’s site today as I’m the guest over there and have answered a few rather fun questions!