The News from Elfland (Details at Eleven)
And this just in:
Childe Roland remains within the Dark Tower, “blind as the fool’s heart.”
In news about environmental damage:
On the meads, authorities seek La Belle Dame Sans Merci for questioning about
why “the sedge has withered from the lake, and no birds sing.”
We continue to follow this breaking story:
The Lady of Shalott has been seen floating, a “pale, pale corpse,” “deadcold,"
past the towers.
Now to the business news:
Trending at the Goblin-Market are “plump unpeck’d cherries,” and “bloom-
down-cheek’d peaches,” but there’s not much call it seems for onions
Sports and entertainment is up next:
At the Fairie Queene’s tournament this weekend, the Lady Britomart will joust
with Sir Guyon and – as ever – she will defeat him, so no betting will be allowed.
The following weekend, of course, spans Midsummer Night, so the Queen’s
favorite servants – Peaseblossom, Mustardseed, Cobweb and Moth – will
present their annual play (tickets available now only for groundlings).
Finally, the weather, with travel advisories:
Endymion reports that the moon is full, and suggests that you can “smoothly
steer” your “little boat, for many quiet hours.” However, the Erl-King has been
spotted amongst the shimmering willow trees, so best to avoid the forest,
especially if you are traveling with children. Friendly reminder also to stay away
from The City of Dreadful Night, “for never there / Can come the lucid morning’s
fragrant breath / After the dewy dawning’s cold grey air.”
About the Author
Daniel A. Rabuzzi has had two novels, five short stories and ten poems published since 2006, all in speculative genres. He holds degrees in the study of folklore and mythology, international relations, and early modern European history. Daniel lived eight years in Norway, Germany and France, and now lives in New York City with his artistic partner & spouse, the woodcarver Deborah A. Mills, and the requisite cat. Visit him on the web at www.danielarabuzzi.com.