Inspiration/Prompts for the short story contest

S.J. Faerlind

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Everyone who is entering, please post or link to one image and one song for inspiration. Judges can also do so if they wish.
In the case of songs, if no lyrics are obvious from the link, please post those with the song link.
 

olivia_the_lamb

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[video=youtube;ZKmZRO8XzyY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKmZRO8XzyY[/video] [Lost Coastlines by Okkervil River]

Lyrics:
Packed and all eyes turned in, no one to see on the quay
No one waving for me just the shoreline receding
Ticket in my hand, thinking wish I didn't hand it in

'Cause who said sailing is fine?
Leaving behind all the faces that I might replace
If I tried on that long ride
Looking deep inside but I don't want to look so deep inside yet

Sit down, sit down on the prow to wave bye
There might not be another star further on the line
Look out, look out at each town that glides by
And there's another crowd to drown in crying eyes

And see how that light you love now just won't shine
There might just be another star that's high and far in some other sky
We sing, "Is that marionette real enough yet
To step off of that set to decide what her hands might be doing?
Ruining the play, to in the ensuing melee escape."

We packed up all of our bags
The ship's deck now sags from the weight of our tracks
As we pace beneath flags black and battered
Rattling our swords in service of some faded foreign lord

And we sail out on orders from him but we find
The maps he sent to us don't mention lost coastlines
Where nothing we've actually seen has been mapped or outlined
And we don't recognize the names upon these signs

And every night finds us rocking and rolling on waves wild and wide
Well, we have lost our way, nobody's gonna say it outright
Just go la la la la la la la la la...
Oh, la la la la la la la la la la la...
Oh, oh, oh

La la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la

La la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la

La la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la

Photo

http://miriadna.com/desctopwalls/images/max/Sky,-clouds-and-sea.jpg
 

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For some reason the link is busted, but it's a picture of a prehistoric land crocodile catching a horse in it's jaws. It's called a pristichampus

scratch that it works now
 
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my song:


and pic:

fantasy-architecture-bridgeway-vista-picture-d-landscape-361746.jpg
 

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Hey Guys, Hadn't forgotten!!
In homage to HR Giger's passing recently I am going to use one of his pics (lillith) which can be looked at from a number of genres (Fantasy, Scifi, steampunk and so on). Also as the band Celtic Frost had a great relationship with him, I am submitting some of their lyrics as well. Interpret as you will peoples....

"Jewel Throne" by Celtic Frost (album: To Mega Therion)

Once prayed to my gods, searching for the whistled memories
Empty eyes are staring now, to my feet a land of sorrow
I'm the king, sitting in the dark hiding from the shadows of the wind
Wafts of might, wine of fire, I was called to taste

Silver horses brought us here, to the edge of the universe
We left the falling walls as the stars' collapse began
Now I rest on the highest steps, revealed the eternal frontier
As I gaze from the Jewel Throne to the portal of infinity

Fallen have the "chosen ones", debris remain in the dust
Far behind, beyond the sands, the wind sings to those who fell
Forever now, my hands laid down the poisoned weapons
I will pray to my gods, searching for the mysteries



Giger-Lilith.jpg
 

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Hey just wondering if everyone can supply the lyrics to their respective songs? I can't seem to find some of them...
 

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here's mine:


They came over the sea
To watch upon the dark
They reached the highest peaks
To maintain the peace
They flew from afar
As one with the wind
Under their wings
They shall gather the weak

Everywhere I go they are near
Every time I call they will hear
And fly for me

I have seen the dragons
Flying far away
Painting the sky
In crimson shades
I have heard the wolves
As they are closing in
With their burning eyes
But I have not felt the fear

I have seen the shadows
Gathering in the East
Failing the Sun
With the darkest veil

My sorrows will fade away
I can dry my tears
And I will know I am safe
As the watch over me
 

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My is dance music so the lyrics go something like

Candido
Candido
Thou-sand-fin-gered-man~ (Candido)
Thou-sand-fin-gered-man~ (Candido)
Thou-sand-fin-gered-man~ (Candido)
The magical mystic Candido, etc.
 
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