INSPIRED BY Victoria Francés' Women Vampire Folio "LIBERA ME"http://www.victoriafrances....
A follow-up to my "Ghostly Waltz". Mysterious and atmospheric, it tells the story of Felina, Alquimia, and Diabulus living atop a bleak and desolate plateau overlooking the steppes of Anatolia, where the Silk Road winds its way from the Orient to Europe. A Medieval bell tower looks down on the road, where men plying their wares from the Far East wearily make their way back to families they have left behind for months or years in their pursuit of fame, fortune and pleasures of the flesh. Diabulus, Alquimia and their mistress, Felina have inhabited this long-forgotten church for four-hundred years.
( 0:01 )The bell peals, signaling the approaching twilight when the sky transitions from fading daylight to a darkness that slowly settles over the steppe.
In their animal form, Felina, Diablus and Alquimia hover in the bell tower as Felina's voice emits a Siren's melody ( 0:29 ) that lures those men traveling the road who maintain a deceptive veneer of virtue and respectability, but whose hearts are secretly darkened by their intense attraction to the lusts of the flesh.
Felina's call never goes unanswered.
This time it is three merchants weary with travel who break from the caravan and follow Felina's enchanted refrain up the path to the church. The women assume their human form, greet the men at the large Gothic doors of the entry and invite them in for a simple meal---and wine, if they so desire, which they readily accede to.
The strains of a melancholy waltz ( 1:37 ) drift softly into the giant nave and beckon the half-drunken men onto its marble floor. They invite Felina, Diablus and Alquimia to dance with them and the women coyly acquiesce, knowing all too well the inevitable outcome. As the music plays lust gradually overtakes the men and they begin to fondle the three women. ( 2:01)
The die is cast. ( 2:09 ) Their eyes start to glow. The coy behavior evaporates.
( 2:18 ) The women turn on the men, hell's fury pouring from their eyes. As their fangs grow, the men's eyes go wide with horror and they bolt for the entry but, with a wave of Felina's arm, the heavy doors slam shut and lock, trapping the hapless victims.
Felina, Diabulus and Alquimia unleash a demonic wrath the men have never before encountered. Before they know it the women are upon them, ripping and tearing at their throats in a burst of savage bloodletting.
( 2:46 ) The violence abruptly ceases. All is still. Three bodies lie at the women's feet, warm red life oozing from their necks.
( 2:50 ) Felina hums her sad melody one last time, and as the bell heralds ( 3:30 ) the approach of day Felina, Diabulus, and Alquimia glance upward, then at each other. They smile wryly, admiring the night's kill, silently turn and make their way to their resting places. As they settle into their coffins, their eyes slowly close and they fall into a deep sleep, awaiting the bell's peal which will awaken them to the next twilight.....and another feast of blood.
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