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22 January 2017 @ 05:27 pm
[The Real LJ Idol Season 10] Week 6: Heel Turn  
Lurking Whisperer
"We weren't always like this,"
Granmè once told me
in whispers over High Tea,
"We were the good guys once,
Some of the best,
Taking from immoral 1%
To help the lowly poor the best."
She continued,
"The Others
Will tell you we're evil,
But that's merely
a difference
Of opinion.
We do what we must
To survive."

I hold that memory
Close to heart
When I volunteer
To investigate
The small town
With the vampire mayor
Declaring itself Sanctuary

While I won't out myself
Just yet
A lurking whisperer
Using the shadows to
Look watch wait
And inform

Like the vampires
I prefer the night
So this town should suit me
Just fine

And who knows
Maybe I'll find
That doing this
Might help us
Survive.



This was written for therealljidol Season 10 Week 6: Heel Turn. This is a poem written using a character I'm playing in an RPG. But you don't need to know the game to get the poem.



This entry was originally posted at http://dreamwriters.dreamwidth.org/37068.html.
 
 
 
rayasorayaso on January 23rd, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
You're right -- I didn't need to know the game. It was a very nice story in the poem, and I loved the idea of a vampire mayor!
Teo Sayseternal_ot on January 25th, 2017 02:45 pm (UTC)
Nice :) Like what you did here.

"But that's merely
a difference
Of opinion.
We do what we must
To survive."


Indeed! Good work.
m_malcontent: Marvinm_malcontent on January 25th, 2017 04:44 pm (UTC)
My guess would be something from the Storyteller system, but I could be wrong. Well done regardless.
Emma "Emmy" Hryniewiczdreamwriters on January 29th, 2017 04:42 am (UTC)
It's an unaffiliated game, but yeah, I used the Storyteller system to assist me in character development. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 27th, 2017 07:09 am (UTC)
Ah, small town vampire mayor! It makes me think of the trailer park sheriff (X-Files) and the small town with Satan as the sheriff (American Gothic). :D
Jenmy_name_is_jenn on January 27th, 2017 02:07 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of a vampire mayor. :)
kick_galvanic, zagzagael, skull_theatrebleodswean on January 27th, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)
So intriguing! I really enjoyed how you created this mysterious narrator!
devilz_workshopdevilz_workshop on January 28th, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
Nice
Ink Wellpenpusher on January 28th, 2017 01:18 am (UTC)
Everyone is the hero of their own story because they are doing what is in their own best interests. It's when it's clear that this is harming far more people that we can say that it's not just an action but a harmful action that must be stopped... and that's a convention of our society.

Really interesting thoughts here!
dee_aar2dee_aar2 on January 28th, 2017 02:36 am (UTC)
AT the cost of sounding cheesy or Stephanie Meyer-sque ...I love vampires .. hehe and vampire mayor may not be such a bad idea if it comes to that.