Letter from Nowhere
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limhkayes
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For Storyland's 'Mysterious Letter Challenge'.
I had fun with this one.
(Images used from various Elder Scrolls games.)

Letter from Nowhere

Dear You,

You're old enough now to know about your inheritance:

the twilight islands that glimmer in your dreams,

leading you to endless

searching and searching for something

you've known to be long lost.

It will be found here:

in your crooked duchy.

These are the swamps that have been yours

since the days your distant ancestors were born.

You will make your home in those fogged gardens hiding

willow trees who draw circles with razor sharp leaves,

taunting lightning crawdaddies in foreboding ink black waters.

Here,

where waxing and waning crescents finally touch

over domes of mushrooms as tall as oaks,

is your dark and dangerous dukedom.

You may find yourself fighting your fate,

You may find yourself fighting your fate, of taking your throne,

You may find yourself fighting your fate of taking your throne, of donning your signet ring,

and knowing in the back of your mind

and knowing in the back of your mind that there is no taking it off.

You know that the fighting is futile.

The ring and chair wait in your castle

guarded by creeping and wicked maples,

who will drag you with their bruising branches

from the life where you stand,

reading this letter.

I will see you soon,

I will see you soon, Your Grace,

here in the glimmer of the isles that were yours

since the days your distant ancestors were born.

Your humble servant,

(The signature is in a strange language you've never seen before.)

Thanks for reading!

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