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Through Darkest Night... [SCC2016]

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posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 02:22 AM
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Through Darkest Night...
by Kaelci
[Writer]


Through darkest night baubles of silver they gleam
Ten golden baubles shine by moonlight
Hidden within every shadowy corner does stand
A strange spruce emanating deepest fear deepest fright

The people they ignore they cheer and they wrap
The strange spruce they stand in despair
Dressed in shrouds of artificial reds and greens
The people lark and make merry no care

Not one living soul remembers that eve long past
The witch he crouched in stealth in deep night
Clothed in red and disguised by shocking white beard
Within each tree was transferred most mocking plight

He cackled with glee a throaty, “Ho ho ho!”
Clawed hand deposited an elven soul for each tree
These helpers so innocent had pledged their selves long ago
Now trapped they lament they will never be free

Overwhelming senses of pies eggnog and cheer fill the air
Taunting those who now stand concealed and unknown
Yet here stands a soul who has suffered one too many tears
The people they do not listen their hearts made of stone

Brave soul of an elf forces his aura to grow to expand
He’s endured enough his star shimmers with golden glow
Treetop star dances and spins through yellow candlelight
To and fro the fires flicker anticipating north wind blow

Yellow flames they spread as an eerie cackle fills the sky
The tree takes a step harbouring demonic silhouette within
Filled with anger the elf howls for the red man of the past
The haunted elf screams enraged for his lost self friends and kin

Through darkest night a piercing scream does linger
Ten golden baubles painted in crimson lay broken
They walk no longer hidden no longer concealed
They who once were Santa’s helpers now have spoken.



edit on 3 12 2016 by kaelci because: Fixed flow.




posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 02:43 AM
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a reply to: kaelci

Awesome!

S&F Just realized how much i suck at writing fiction.....



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 03:20 AM
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a reply to: tikbalang

Thanks you


And I wouldn't say that you suck; we talked a fair bit months ago about writing and such! You've helped me.



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 03:36 AM
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I loved it. Great! Made me think with my imagination. Thought it was being read around a campfire surrounded by huge trees and snow. Got a talent there. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: kaelci

Star and Flag. Amazing



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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Thanks Jd and Justso! Glad you both liked it!!


Justso - as I was writing it, I was narrating in my head as though it were around a campfire, or someone specifically telling a story. Glad that came across!



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

Very well done Kaelci!
Very well done indeed!!!



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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Loved it!



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

GJ Kaelci!!



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: Syx, Lovely Elf, Jiminy

Thank you!!


(There be no beer in them steins. Only... Atholl Brose. Scotch Whisky for all!)



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

I read your story a few times now and it still captivates me.

I never quite know what to say (I'm sure you understand
)

So, I will say good luck, even if you don't need it.




posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Thank you Birdy <3
I do indeed understand, I'm the worst when it comes to complimenting peoples writing. I'm a silent star-giver!


Good luck to you also, and to everyone who enters!


(I still have plenty of Atholl Brose to share with everyone, Celebratory Christmas Consumables!)



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: kaelci
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Thank you Birdy <3
I do indeed understand, I'm the worst when it comes to complimenting peoples writing. I'm a silent star-giver!


Good luck to you also, and to everyone who enters!


(I still have plenty of Atholl Brose to share with everyone, Celebratory Christmas Consumables!)


Ahh, sounds heavenly.

Perhaps tomorrow night? I've let the day get away from me and 4 comes early...

I've got to try to sleep a little LOL

((hugs))



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:30 PM
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Holy Creepy kaelci! Your writing evokes a quite disturbing mood - I imagine that was the point however!

I might need a blankie now, and I'm not sure I'm going back into the room where our tree is though.

I'll take some of that Atholl Brose please...




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Just speak kindly to it, the elven soul within may grant you mercy when it awakens.. remembering the kindness of this one human.



One Atholl Brose for the Shepherd!



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