Musical Inspiration & Novel Excerpt: The Night by Disturbed

Posted: November 3, 2010 in Inspiration
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Music is a huge inspiration to me when it came to writing this novel.  I literally have a playlist on my IPOD that’s filled with songs that evoke the words, feelings, and moods of my novel, depending on which part I’m writing.  The last one from the Prince of Persia went along perfectly with a romantic scene I wrote in Damaris. This time around, we’re going to take things up a notch with this video for the song Night by Disturbed.  I listened to this song a lot while writing this excerpt below because it takes about the mental changes my main character goes through.  Her connection to the Epsilian God Eros (the God of Fire, Lust, and Passion) manifests itself through her dreams.  This dream sequence is the last one she has before she realizes who she is and before the whole world of Epsilon is turned on it’s head!


She opened her eyes to find herself at the steps of Eros’s temple in the City.  At its entrance were two big golden urns, each one overflowing with flames.  Its smoke just added to the ominous fog that surrounded her.   Emerging from the temple entrance was the same figure in the red and gold cloak, its face still hidden.


It extended its arm out in front of it, exposing a dark, shadowing hand.


She was slowly walking up the steps, the fog slowly turning to flames.


She was just a few steps away from it now, its hand still a shadow.  The air was ablaze all around them but Damaris couldn’t feel its heat.

Damaris….it is time.

The voice was crystal clear now, it’s feminine voice strangely familiar. She took its hand and they both disappeared in the flames.



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