Mr. Hotspurr O'Toole stopped in at my wood in Wellsian one day and said that he'd just been back from a journey to Black Swan.
"It is a haunted place," Mr. O'Toole said. "Ware of the traps."
I decided to go armed with my shovel.
Mr. O'Toole wasn't wrong. I saw a dessicated maiden turning from flesh to stone. A dancer trapped in the sea. And a man chained to a coil of heat.
I was not unaffected by the sight.
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing
(From Coleridge's Kubla Khan)
Glad I can fly.
***Crown: Violet Voltaire's Lolita Crown in blue, (Peronaut, 71, 217, 36)
***Hair: Calico Creations Jack in frosted midnight, (Calico Kitty, 125, 22, 26)
***Skin: Curious Kitties Butterfly Twilight, Curious Kittes >> Skins / Body, (Curious Kitties, 219, 21, 21)
***Muff: Curious Kitties Warm Fuzzy Collar, Curious Kitties >> accessories, (Curious Kitties, 219, 21, 21)
***Coat and coat skirt: Ingenue, Baby It's Cold Outside in white (comes with those neat black fur cuffs too), (Born 99, 49, 32).
***Corset and armwarmers: ~silentsparrow~ Sorrow corset in fog from the set, (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Elizabeth button-up in raindrop, (Nouveau, 65, 63, 30)