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holyfreak1
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Here this lil' piece of work that I wrote and published in bizarre ink.(of which I was a co- editor at the time ) The numbers are where the magic is performed and is explained at the bottom of the piece. I hope that some of you will find it, use the idea etc. If someone would like to make up a kit with all the props , I would be the first person to purchase.


THE VAMPIRE'S ROSE

Do you believe in vampires? Ghouls? Friends of the nite?
Then this 'lil tale shouldn't give you a fright....
A relic found in a shallow grave... (1)
enclosed in a crystal coffin forever saved...
Your belief in vampires it matters not!!!
For this lace kerchief has refused to rot... (2)
Ahead of myself, I suppose...

Now on with the story of the vampire's rose... (3)
Over a century ***ed with a vile curse...
He knew falling in love would only make matters worse...
To open his heart t'was not what he chose...
But that is what happened ; when he first saw his rose

She was tending a garden of which was her fame
a garden of flowers and each bore her name
from the dirty soil comes beauty... something that grows... (4)
this was the talent of the woman named Rose...

He would watch her each day from his dark tower above... (5)
Never to meet her and admit of his love...

Then it happened so fast... In the mist of the morn...
She was tending the garden when pricked by a thorn... (6)
She wrapped her wrist... but still the blood came...
The color of crimson as red as her name....
First just a trickle... Then quite a flow !!!
The blood cried out from the village below !!!

Like a moth to the candle, to the wound the vampire flew... (7)
Living out the curse... What else could he do???
In a snap it was over, her life was gone...
Now just a memory, a lingering song

Oh, it still haunts him... Always a sleepless nite...
Staying only in the dark never seeking the light...
Taking the cloth that had last touched her wrist...
a mournful sigh... a good night's kiss... He would give it a twist, (8)
with all of his might...
To fashion a flower to hang in the nite...
Till it was touched by the dawn as it glows... (9)
ever to remind him of the Vampire's Rose.


THE WORKS

This was written back in 1998...on a foggy night while listening to Moody Blues "Night in White Satin"... I wanted to perform the "floating rose" created by Kevin James...only I had a desperate need to make it my own so I kind of thought up the workings of a routine...so looking at the poem...

(1) I need to produce a small white silk.. .VANISH it..
(2) Have a reappearance of the "silk" from a different place
(3) Use black art effect so Narrator is "ghostly hidden" ....
(4) Production of roses from a rose bush (ala orange tree production of Kellar Fame)
(5) Black art appearance
(6) A prop called Spritzer ( I do a 'zillion effects with this )
(7) More Black Art
(8) Napkin to Rose
(9) Floating rose

The poem comes from listening to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" over a million times. This was not by choice as I have a neighbor that lives about 2 miles over the hill with one 'o those thump wumpers in his SUV. Now this routine has been actually performed many times since written. It works great as a piece of performance art, A LOVE STORY with a gothic bent. The colleges where I perform at have all had a great response to this routine....
THAT's what I'm looking for RESPONSE !!! The Story calls for it. hope it's useable to some that hang out in the dark shadows , would really like critique the bad and the ugly truth never hurts someone that's already accepted ***ation.
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Love the poem.
"Til Death us do part!" - Weepin Willie
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Great poem and concept. On the topic of listening to Thriller a million times, my kids love watching animated skeletons dancing to thriller on youtube, and dancing along themselves. So I too have hear it a million times. Having said that I would gladly listen to Vincent Price's monologue a million more. What a voice.
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Great to see this again, you had sent that to me a loong time ago
Vlad ^0^
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On Feb 8, 2015, Brynmore14 wrote:
Great poem and concept. On the topic of listening to Thriller a million times, my kids love watching animated skeletons dancing to thriller on youtube, and dancing along themselves. So I too have hear it a million times. Having said that I would gladly listen to Vincent unc monologue a million more. What a voice.
thanks for taking a look see ,my son just purchased "Down the Hatch" for me. using Carlyle's mental key that's cliped to a actual leather wrist strap from the now defunct Elgin state mental hospital (IL.) speaking of IL Vincent Price's grandfather lived in my hometown Waukegan IL, home of Ray Bradbury--in 1977 I had the great opportunity of meeting mr. Price, after mentioning that we loved his cook book, he took my wife and I to the Drake hotel in Chicago...where he went into the kitchen and cooked us veal parmisan. We took him to Schuliens in Chicago for late coffee where we met up with David Farr,Jay Marshall,David Solomon,Marshal Brodien those old days were the best...little did this kid of then 25..know that the friendship that was started would lead to me officiating at his funeral and his influence turn me to the bizarre
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Wow, what a great story. That must have been a blast.

I really hope you enjoy Down the Hatch, and if you have any queries just send me a PM or email and I'll get back to you asap.
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