Another MGC entry: From Tennessee Williams' inspiration comes this heartaching scene, to illustrate the OTHER side of Valentine's day & Love: loss. In this scene we have Laura, played by the talented gargess actress Eden, with her prized figurine from her glass menagerie - a source of joy and comfort throughout her life, and representing her own fragility. In the play it is a glass unicorn, which is symbolic of innocence and trust - it also represents Laura in that it is set apart from the other horses by the single horn on its head - much as she feels separated from others by her disability & leg braces. Siryn was gracious enough to allow me to break her horn in this submission, becoming not only the unicorn, but the symbollic end of Laura's trust and innocence, as her suitor has in that moment just told her he is engaged to someone else. In this moment she loses not only her hope of love, but the prized piece in her collection, which had been her joy and solace. The dream is shattered, the fantasy has been destroyed, and the magic is gone: all she has now is a glass horse, like any other. It could be said to symbolize that her innocence has now been lost, and in that she is finally like everyone else that has ever been hurt - she's no longer an outsider, even if just to heartache. Laura says it all with, 'Now it's just like all the other horses.' Rent the movie or see the play - it's a very sad scene... Siryn wrote me that it has personal significance for her fanfic persona, too, as she wishes she could be more like the other gargoyles. Okay, so I like to write.. hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating it. :) Eden is owned and copyrighted by Cynthia Kinnard. Siryn is owned and copyrighted by Laurean Broadbent. Both characters used with owners' permission; creative concept owned and copyrighted by Aidan M. Casey.