Nanowrimo Novel – Vessel of Souls

Its only 8 days until Nanowrimo officially kicks off, so I wanted to share with you the idea my novel Vessel of Souls will be based around. This has been kicking around in my head since 2004. Has it really been a decade? Talk about your idea gestational period! I wouldn’t have realized how old this was if I hadn’t drawn this picture and written the poem below around the idea:

 

Deep within the chamber lies
An empty girl with empty eyes
She sits upon an empty throne
In the dark, all alone

She’ll guard a land of war and strife
For all of her empty life
She watches as men’s lives are lost
And tallies up their empty cost

And deep within her empty shell
Lies the thrice damned gate to hell
This she guards with empty might
Hides from all mortal sight

Her magic runs wide and deep
And deep within her spirit sleeps
So that every empty day
She might keep evil at bay

Fate awaits us all in turn
The wicked are sure to burn
So men from every land bow down
And kiss the empty princess’ gown

Intriguing? Terrible? Maybe. All I know is it won’t get out of my head, so I’m going to tackle this in the month of November. Wish me luck on 50,000!

-Sarah

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