A couple of years ago, I met the character Bryn, a beautiful vampire living mostly isolated and in the shadows of Philadelphia.
Born in the 1700's, she has experienced amazing and breathtaking things, but her immortality has darkened to a deep bitterness. Her desire to possess the rare men she loved has always ended in their death. She cannot resist joining with them, and they cannot resist giving themselves to her. (I thought of this story before I heard of Twilight. She's kind of the anti-Edward.)
I first wrote about Bryn in Winter Wind as she enchanted a random man to feed her hunger. Then, despite all her efforts never to love again, she crossed paths with another rare one in Requiem I. She stalks him in a theater to the music of Mozart's Requiem. Requiem II was an experimental piece blending writing and music in a video format.
In Dreams, Bryn later visits this man as he sleeps and manages to taste him without taking his life. Finally, I returned to Bryn's birth in my mega-narrative poem Under the Willows, where I also explained the origin of the burgundy primrose.
Okay, so why am I telling you all of this? Because I've rewritten and tightened my video piece Requiem II in anticipation of the new final installment, which will again be a music/writing/video fusion. This time, however, the music will be Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 1st movement, and this time I am the musician! Yes, I wanted to play it and record it myself, so this one will be a real treat for me.
For now, to get you back into Bryn's world for the soon-to-be-posted finale, here is the reworked scene when Bryn senses a new, mesmerizing presence at night in the theater.