Tawny Marlowe

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"The time has come," the Poet said, "to speak of many things."Of all your hopes and all your fears, your wishes and your dreams."And in reply the hopeful one said only this to him:"There is so much; I do not know where I shall begin."------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Behold the Angel was written for my broken Butterfly and her Darkness, murmured in my ear as my muse watched her fall.Birth of an Angel came to me rather as a dream. And upon my waking, this was written. Not at all my usual, or up to my usual standard. Perhaps in time I shall go back and edit this.Broken is... a poem that my muse whispered to me on a long dark night. Dark Flight is again a 'wings and redemption' story. My muse has been fascinated with wings of late, and so many of her words in some way involve them. Written on a whim mostly, as I watched her dreaming, I am satisfied with the outcome.DreamWeavers began, as most stories do, with a vague idea, a small blossom in my mind that soon became whispers from the cast of characters used in the story.  Sadly, what is here on Elfwood is edited, as I am more than certain that were I to try posting the unedited version, it would be shot down faster than a turkey at Thanksgiving.  (6-13-07)  I revised and updated these three, as Chanc and Cheyenne were complaining that I'd gotten them mixed up.  They are happy with the changes now, and are back to telling me what to write, whispering at me, even when I'm trying to sleep.  (10-6-07) Another update, another revision. As this is an ongoing project, I am sure there will be many more revisions.  (As a side note...I looked into it carefully, and the name 'Raziel' is not copyrighted.) (3-28-08) Again revised these, mostly for flow in certain places where I know it was choppy. They should read much more smoothly now.Echo is a piece I wrote... not sure why anymore. I have been told that it sounds like the chaos of the minds of most humans, thus... that explanation will suffice as well as any other I could come up with.Fallen came to me from my muse, as ever. This time on a dark and stormy night. Why she whispered this to me, I have not determined, but I dutifully copied down her words. And this is the result. ---Dedicated to you, my Dark Poet, because I know you will understand.---Life Beyond Existence was, again, granted to me from my dark muse in the midst of a sleepless night. Her moods seem to be fluctuating, hence the recent darkness of some of these peices.Memoir of a Broken Heart is probably one of my more favored pieces that I have posted. And to date, I have been unable to capture that particular style in my writing, try as I might. It is a tale of Lycan and human, their lives intertwined for a time before they are pulled from one another.Reunited is a play off of Fallen, almost like a follow up to the first. But not truly. ---Dedicated to you, my Dark Poet, because you of all others truly understand.---Shadow Dances was actually started with a line that is used near the end of the first part, and again in the third, something that Liz whispered in my ear before I really knew her at all, and it stuck.  Since then, she and I have grown fond of each other, and she is trusting me with her story.  I only hope I can do her justice.The Final Farewell is pretty self explanatory, and there is not much else I can say on this one, except this. I felt compelled to write this, as though the story just had to be gotten down. Thus... this is the result.The Final Farewell Part Two is another piece that again, I felt compelled to write. The events following the Dark Butterfly's embracing of Death, her final battle... and her eventual rise through her darkness to a place of peace.The Final Farewell - Aftermath takes us back to the land of life, and her Dark Angel. Once more, I was compelled  to write this peice, and now the Farewell trilogy is complete. I must note here that the Final Farewell pieces are my pride and joy, as I put a lot into those. But by far, the first and last are my most treasured, and written with the most passion. (3-28-08) The first and last revision of the trilogy. These are now set to my satisfaction, and will undergo no more tweaking.---The Final Farewell... Beginning and end, first and last, prized above all others, dedicated here the two who inspired them. My own personal Dark Butterfly, and her Angel.--- Favourite books "Paradise Lost" by John Milton Favourite music Within Temptation - "All I Need"

Dark Flight

My muse has been on a 'Wings and redemption' kick lately. I listen to her when she whispers, so here is her latest... er... musing.


---For those who know, who understand, and who truly care. You know who you are.---


Cheyenne thought that all she would have was a good time at the concert. What she found was another like her, one who she had been taught was deadly.

Shadow Dances 2

As pieces of her past are revealed, Liz Etah struggles with the painful memories. But she knows that to escape, she has to explore everything, every memory...no matter the cost.

Shadow Dances 3

Damian learns the dark secret that Liz hides from him, and gains confirmation for many of his own unvoiced suspicions. But even as he learns there is a way to save her, he is forced to watch as she is pulled ever farther away from him by her dark Master.

DreamWeavers 3

Slightly worried over what he's learned, Raziel returns to his Dreamscape to converse with the other Arkos Weavers. There, he learns of a dark secret that has been in their midst for far too long, and creates more questions than it answers.

DreamWeavers 2

Cheyenne is found by her worst nightmare...A Slayer. But how he is in the waking realm, she has no idea. She just knows she must escape him, or lose herself.


Not really a story, not quite a poem. This is what comes of a dark stormy sleepless night, when my muse is feeling a bit down. ---Dedicated to you, my Dark Poet, because I know you will understand.---


A dark journey, along an unknown path, the outcome uncertain...

Requiem For A Broken Angel

In the dark of the night, does hope yet remain for the wounded soul of a broken Angel?

The Final Farewell Part 2

Having embraced Death, the Dark Butterfly now finds herself faced with her final battle. The one that will decide her fate for eternity.

Dance of Fate - Chapter One

In the dark of the night, a crime is committed, and a child is forced to flee or face execution. What will she find when the journey finally ends...?


Again, wings and redemption from my muse. And again, this is for my Dark Poet, who I know will understand.

Memoir of A Broken Heart - Chapters 1 & 2

A tale of love, and of loss. She, a mere human girl, attending a college. He, a Lycan; not wolf, but Shifter. They are from different worlds, but they find love one fateful night, the one night that forever ties their destinies together.

The Final Farewell - Aftermath

Her Dark Angel at last comes to find what she left behind, and his heart breaks for the loss of his Dark Butterfly... but he eventually comes to understand that she will always be with him.

The Final Farewell

In the darkness of her heart, a Dark Butterfly can no longer find a reason to go on. This is her farewell, her last words to a world that had forsaken her to pain and Death himself.

Birth of an Angel

As the title says, the birth of an angel. This one is for my muse.

Behold the Angel

---For my Dark Poet, and my broken butterfly.---

Life Beyond Existence

Written after learning a terrible piece of news. Hence the darkness of this piece. ---For those who know, understand, and truly care. You know who you are.---

Shadow Dances

In a future world, the war is over, but a new battle has only just begun. Caught in this fight, two people must learn to trust each other in order to save themselves, and the only world they know. But first, she has to relive her past, to understand her future.