Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fan Fiction Contest 2013: Never Be the Same


 Do beware

Oh, travelers fair

In the hidden wood

Of golden hound

Who seeks your life

A living sacrifice


He walks the Paths

So they say

Searching for souls astray

If you see him

Then your changed

You’ll never be the same


That’s what happened

So I’ve heard

To bard of Rudiobus


The rascal cat

A handsome flirt

Who only loved himself

He lived to live

For pleasure alone

And all were used to help


King of himself

Death to all who dared

Dispute his special royal rule

In his little liar


He worked for himself

For only one

And only one alone


Then why’d he stop

For mortal maid

Who lay asleep



Why’d he give

What he was due

To a woman’s child


Why else would he

Bring her with

To save his lady’s life

And promise then

To help her too


The story I tell is true


Why’d he guard

With zealous words

And acts of jealous passion

Why did he

Fear for her

Not caring for himself


Explain to me

When prideful cat

Walked on Death’s own Path

Took hold of light

That lantern left

By the Brother Knight


And why would he

When he was freed

With his lady love

Leave his quest

And lady true

To his rival pest


To follow the maid

To adventure’s end

Willing to die for her


Why would he

In the Place of the Teeth

Kneel before another

All he was

He gave away

A servant to the King


So beware

Oh, travelers fair

In the hidden wood

The golden hound

He seeks your life

A living sacrifice


If you see him

You’ll be changed

And never be the same




If you would like to vote on this or any other Goldstone Wood Fan Fiction, email me at with the titles of your top three picks. Winners will be announced September 1st.


Molly said...

This is truly brilliant, madame. I wanted to tell you that I couldn't help grinning at parts.

Elizabeth said...

This is lovely!

Meredith said...

Outstanding poem with such a true and powerful message! Great job.

Unknown said...

Loved the imagery and lovely story of this poem! Great work, Hannah-Kate!

S.F. Gorske said...

Great poem! It brought the events of Starflower together with the incredible changes that happen to us when we trust in our God.

Hannah said...

Wonderful! I loved how clearly it showed the incredible changes in Eanrin's life, thanks to the everlasting pursuit of the Hound.