EXERCISE Theme Song #27

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Celestialis, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. [video=youtube;esd3EcxQho4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esd3EcxQho4[/video]

    Music touches people in different ways. Many people enjoy listening to music for inspiration, and others simply listen to it to relax. Some songs tell stories while others allow you to make your own story.

    Your challenge:

    Listen to the song above then take a minute or two to think about it.

    Write out a scene to this song; make this song your scenes theme song.

    Let me know what you see when you listen to this music.

  2. Today was the most joyous occasion of all the occasion. The princess, the fabulously beautiful daughter of the one and only king would finally marry the love of her life, the prince of the nearby kingdom, bringing stability to the realm once again. For hundreds of years these two kingdoms have warred with each other, but now, the two kings finally made peace with each other because they realised how foolish they were. So to celebrate the newfound peace, they have decided to organise the largest banquet that the world has ever seen, and sent invitations out in all the four directions, which was when they have realised the feelings of princess and prince. Seeing this as an opportunity, they have declared their wedding on the very same day the celebration was sent, inviting everyone in the kingdom to it as well.

    Everyone had done their best to make this day worth remembering. The kings have sent their most prized chefs to cook all the food for the people who would take part, they have assigned their best servants to serve their guests, but more importantly, they spared no money to decorate the palace, the tents, the desks, the chairs and even the plates and the silverware. Everything was adorned with intertwining, baroque patterns that took many weeks to complete even in the hands of the masters of the particular trade. Not a single square millimetre was left undecorated; even the ground was livened up with the most expensive carpets that both kingdoms could afford. In short, the preparations almost ruined both kingdoms, but they made it through the harsh times, and now, the time has come.

    With great joy, the prince and princess traded rings, then they exchanged vows. The priest blessed them with the most ridiculously complicated and beautiful blessing that he could find in his book, then the kings gave them their best wishes, after which they started the lavish banquet. Describing what had happened after that would not do it justice, for everything was so perfectly made, so perfectly coordinated that no number of words could ever describe it. One had to be there and see it with their own eyes so that they could believe what they saw, but even then, many thought it was a dream, for it was too perfect to be true. Yet even more wondered if they ascended into heaven, only to be disappointed by the touch of the nearest man.

    The celebration lasted seven days and seven nights, and not one person in the kingdom dared to miss even a second of it, for it was so magnificent that not attending it seemed to be one of the worst sins. Even now, many hundred years after this event passed, people still talk about it, telling of the night that could never be forgotten, the night that forever binded two kingdoms.
  3. Women dressed in bright colors danced in a circle on the tavern floor as drunken men grabbed at their petticoats and begged them for private time in one of the spacious rooms hidden in back. The women laughed and continued to dance letting the flutes and drums take them away to another world and the sound of clanging glasses and drunken burps pulled them back to reality when the music ebbed. The flow of the dancers pulled those around the circle in and some fell off their chairs trying to get a closer look at the dancing women.

    A fire blazed behind the women dancing and the musicians had taken their place to the right so they were out of the way of the door and those who wished to go to the bar for more drink. This was one of the many shows they would perform this night and there would be more in the days to come. The travel group had performed in many taverns like this but none of them had quite the spacious room as this one. It was almost as if it were made for them and they took full advantage of it.

    The end of the first song couldn’t have come at a better time and the dancers took a rest and ordered food and drink before the musicians called them out again and played a gentler tune. Like before it ebbed and flowed but this time it was slower and even a few of the more sober men were dragged to the dance floor to dance with the woman. For the most part it was alright but they were still more grabby than the women liked. Some of the others not dancing laughed and those who misbehaved took it as a call for more mischief.

    The song had to end before fists were thrown, the players knew that so they changed the song once again only this one was only for the dancers. Those women would thank them later in a big way. Smiling once more the women danced, twirled and a few of them grabbed a tambourine and started to play with that. The light danced off the women and they were like figures from another realm which intoxicate the men watching.

    Night faded to day and the tavern slowly emptied and the dancers who’d been going all night nearly collapsed as the final song played. On to the next town, on to the next tavern, and more dancing the next night. The dancers and musicians would sleep in their wagons as they are pulled along by the rest of the troop. It was a lonely life mostly but they were all family and most if not every one of them wouldn’t change it for the world.