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Charis M. Ellison

"The Rose Offering" by Charis M. Ellison

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A tribute to my favorite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, written under inspiration in fifteen minutes. It is rough, and it is raw, but I will never change a word.
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10 Aug 2001:-) Norma Peters
Beautiful, Charis, and what lovely inspiration you had. ^_^Thank you very much! It's always a pleasure to have you visit my humble library- almost as pleasant as spending massive amounts of time roaming your gallery. Attention all! Visit Norma's art! You won't be sorry!
The images/emotions that brought this on, when compounded within my thick skull, was a painting of two outstreched hands holding a rose, and the word 'offering', drifting up into my mind while I was not doing my math. A lot of stories 'happen' to me this way...
7 Sep 2001:-) Katherine Pope
I know exactly what you're talking about, what with phrases colliding and rambling about-- although rarely do mine scramble out with such success. There was a lot of emotion in this piece, and it has the feel that some unedited 'rough" work has-- of true poignancy (spelling isn't my strong suit). Sometimes the rough work is better, closer to what you really live (as the character) in that moment. Beauty and the beast... ahh... don't all great storys boil down to that one? Phantom is, of course, just a re-telling, which is probably why we love it so much. My endless wyn and shade stories all boil down to that theme, in the end. Beauty and the beast.I've been meaning to get out and read your stories, but I'm terribly time-deprived. Awful, neh? I thought so too.
I was deeply emotional when I began writing this, and only became more so as I went on. Beauty and the Beast is the greatest story of all time. I love it with all my heart.
26 Jun 2002:-) Angela “thedustyphoenix“ Apilado
Very moving, your right, Don't change a word of it.

:-) Charis M. Ellison replies: "Thank you very much. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply."
27 Oct 200245 Lindy 'Shanra' Kuepers
This is absolutely beautiful. I loved it for it's beauty, it's emotion and it's technique.

This one is one of my favourite fairytales too 12 And it's vey much on its way to becoming my absolute favourite. Blame Disney for that 14 They made Belle a wee bit too much of a bookworm like me 14
Anyway, recently there's another reason I love this one so much, but my reasoning is my own.

*knocks on own head* hello? Commentor home? Uhm... Guess not, anyway... I do know how you feel about leaving some works rough. I prefer not to edit any of my stories/poems actually. But I don't think I'd pull off something better then this tale is ever I wanted to. Nothing I have comes close to the quality of this piece of pure magic.
I bow to thee Sorceress of the Words. *bows and a small kitty walks past in the meantime saying*
"Don't mind if her babbling doesn't make much sense, she never does."

:-) Charis M. Ellison replies: "*addresses kitten* Should I keep my distance, or is she harmless? *to Shanra* Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it so much- it remains one of my favorites out of my own work. Thank you very, very much. And Robin McKinley has written two very different and very wonderful re-tellings of Beauty and the Beast, which I think you will probably love; Beauty and Rose Daughter. "
5 Dec 200345 Meg
The inspiration and the story are both so beautiful. I've always thought Sleeping Beauty was my favorite fairytale, but if you could combine the two and create a new fairtale, that would deffinately be my very favorite of all time.
18 Jul 2004:-) Andis
This is such a lovely story, just perfect. The feelings conveyed were strong and pure, the way you wrote it making it all the more interesting.

:-) Charis M. Ellison replies: "Thank you! I'm very, very sorry that this reply is so long in coming *hides face* "
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'The Rose Offering':
 • Created by: :-) Charis M. Ellison
 • Copyright: ©Charis M. Ellison. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Beast, Beauty, Love, Offering, Romance, Rose, Tenderness
 • Categories: Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc.
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