Friday, April 15, 2016

O is for Oleander

Why, hello there. I couldn’t help notice you checking out my legs, my thighs, and well, everything else. (smirk) My master calls me Oleander, because I’m as pretty as an Oleander blossom and twice as poisonous. You couldn’t help, but notice my beauty, could you? My hair is so dark, it has blue highlights. My skin is as pale as a creature of the night. I’m the monster within Thomas, the monster he’d like to be. If you ask me, I could never be half the monster he is. Killing squirrels for fun? Trying to beat up on Danyell and Dayell, just because he thinks those twins are too pretty to be boys? I can think of far more interesting things to do to them. Thomas can’t admit he’s a halfling, so he takes it out on everybody else. He’s made up this ideal father figure and projected him upon Jupitre, his fake father. Jupitre enjoys the flattery, although he thinks Thomas is fat and stupid. Thomas’ so-called mother and sister want nothing to do with him. Why would they? They’re demigods, dragged down to earth and mundanity, while Thomas was mundane to begin with. Only he must have had a spark of something special, or Seraphix wouldn’t have called to him, whispered to him, creating me within his heart. If only Thomas would just let go and embrace me, letting himself transform into me. We’d have so much more fun, plus we’d make everyone fall in love with us. We’d make the twins truly crawl, for rejecting us. Thomas keeps resisting me, though, clinging to his overrated humanity. It’s not like he has very much of it. There’s no point in worrying about it, because Thomas wants me, no matter how badly he tries to deny me. It’s only a matter of time, before he gives in to his deepest desire. It’s only a matter of time, before he gives in to me. 


  1. Wow, what a character. Dark, twisty and oh so seductive - must be fun to write about :-) Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.

  2. Thank you! I've been wanting to write about a character named Oleander for years, but all I'd managed were bits and fragments. During this challenge, he just popped in my head and suggested a place for himself in 'A Godling for Your Thoughts?' (my novel in progress) It was a pleasant surprise, but worked well with my plans. :)

  3. Positively chilling! I so want to read your novel. Best wishes on the whole process.
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
    Have a great day!

    1. Thank you! The book Oleander appears in is called 'A Godling for Your Thoughts?' It's my NaNoWriMo project this year. :) Danyell, Dayell, Leiwell, Map, Melyssa, Dyvian, and Jupitre are all in it. :) I've written two books in the same series, in which I introduce Danyell, Dayell, Leiwell, and Map; 'The Hand and the Eye of the Tower' and 'Stealing Himself From Shadows'. I've also got three related stories; 'Waiting for Rebirth', 'Unwilling to be Yours', and 'Be Your Valentine Snack', which also require revision. A lot of the characters from those stories are appearing at :)