Series: The St. Croix Chronicles
Having fun with WordSwag while simultaneously introducing ENGRAVED, fifth in the series. Life is...interesting, isn't it, Cherry?
"The demon I fear most does not come from faith. Neither material nor man may claim the source. That which haunts me stems from within; a source from which there is no escape." (Trini Schultz Photography)
Perfect - Lady Gaga's LittleMonsters - Backplane
"We all make choices in lives that we wish we did not lead. Who truly is content with that which they've been forced to suffer with? ...Who in this world does not suffer?"
"There are places in London where one's face matters less than the contents of one's purse. Where one may stumble upon a familiar smile, a recognizable greeting; only to spend the following day asking one's self, 'Was it all a dream?'." (smokey room by katerina sokova)
"Ikenna Osoba, lion prince of far-off Africa; one of the many draws to the Midnight Menagerie's circus attraction. Royalty or not, His Highness greets each day by looking into the mouths of lions. Not a man I would be willing to cross lightly." (African Portrait by Mario Gerth)
African Portraits by Mario Gerth
"Mr. Oliver Ashmore is younger in appearance than I would have thought him; yet there is an ageless quality to his visage that I find off-putting, to say the least. His bold red hair does nothing to soften the visceral impact of what seems to be a thousand years of knowledge. Ah, to be so worldly..." (Simon Woods)
"Darker pleasures bring greater coin. The hands that carry such coin have seen—no, more than anything so passive, they have committed acts that can not be bought anywhere below but for the Menagerie's auction rings. The girls claim 'tis not all bad. Hawke says nothing at all."
"Somewhere in the country, I own a property as empty as it is mysterious. I don't believe I shall ever go... Not as long as I can avoid it."
"There are days that seem to drag on for an eternity... Yet when I sleep, I remain fixed at the fork in a single path. Where should I cast my gaze? To whom should my salvation belong, if not me?" (Elude by babsartcreations....)
"Hawke has threatened me with the auction rings many times. I wonder... For how much could he stand to see me go?"
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"There are those in the Menagerie who dance. And then there are those who do nothing so mundane—they tempt and they fascinate; every move, every curve, every sinuous gesture a captivating tale woven with skin and ink and limbs. Of them, I am most envious." (Photographer: Nadya Lev)
"Lady Rutledge's masquerade is the talk of the Season, for all it becomes the last soiree of it. Never shall you find more classes mingling, under guise of mask and a certain refined decadence. Even the Menagerie does not share the same lack of boundary, though it bypasses the hedonistic flavor of the event by far."