Originally Posted: Mar. 3rd, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: The story was always the same…
LABYRINTH is trademark and copyright Jim Henson Productions, Sony Pictures, and probably a few other folks. PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.
Give me your unwanted, unnoticed, discarded; your lost who’s only crime was oblivious parents, jealous step-sisters. Give them to me and I will harbor them myself, for I have none of my own. There are no births here, no deaths, just the dry caress of thwarted time.
And if you come for them, eyes red from crying, finally realizing what you’d given away, why so shocked when I make you work to win them free? You knew the stories, yet you left the window unlocked, spoke the words to wish them into immortality.
I am not so foolish, nor forgiving.