Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Care of the Grim Reaper

The prompt: "write a formal complaint letter to your deepest, darkest fear."

Dear Death,

You don't know me. You never will. I'm an Elemental you see.  Immortal.

I know you have issues with my kind. You feel cheated.  I understand, I think. You have a job to do, and my kind don't contribute to your cause.

Nevertheless, I'm writing to ask a favor of you.

I have chosen to take a human husband. I know you will come for him one day. I have accepted that.

However, we have had two children. Beautiful babies of mixed heritage. They are growing up so quickly. I cherish each new milestone. Yet, I tremble at every new step.

Because they are half mortal, half human.  I fear you will try to take them one day.

You will come to call them away from me. It makes no difference how "old" they will be.  They will still be my babies.

However, they are also half immortal. I believe that should be enough to remove them from whatever list it is you keep.

If you do come for them, be aware, I will be there. I will fight you with every ounce of my energy. As an Element of Air, that energy is rather formidable.
It would be much better for both of us if you simply bypass my children.



  1. I can't wait for the first time Death comes a'knockin'.

    Watch out!

  2. @CDG @ Move Over Mary Poppins!
    This letter was inspired by a conversation Lyabet had with her mother. To be actually written soon. ;)

  3. I love the fantasy element mixed with the real life Mama Bear protector side of you. I an so relate!

    I adore the ending line- sinister, threatening, authentic, and chilling. Perfect.

  4. This is an awesome take on this prompt! I love the immortal vs human angle and your fighting spirit. No one messes with yours!

  5. i agree with galit and random girl! i love sci fi and fantasy, and it was awesome to find it on your blog today!

  6. This is so fun. I agree--what awesome foreshadowing of the day Death shows up. I can almost imagine their fight. And I hope she kicks his, um, bottom.

    Loved her signature: Air Elemental/Mother. Because that is what she is.

  7. This is really cool. I was a little confused at first, but then it started to come together for me. I love the mother tone, definitely related to it and felt it from within!

  8. Oh, I so want Death to ignore her warning. I would love to see her take him on!

  9. This is great!!! Immortal Mama Bear, now THAT is someone I would not want to be on the wrong side of!!

    Love this: "You will come to call them away from me. It makes no difference how "old" they will be. They will still be my babies. "