Note to my brain: no, you may not write this yet

Memo to my brain:
No, you may NOT write a short story based on the Le Vent du Nord song “Le dragon de Chimay”. No matter how awesome a mental image you have in your head of a dragon breaking out of chains that hold him underground and surging up into the open air in desperate search of his lady love, and finally transforming back to human shape before her…
… damn, that’s an awesome image, innit? And it is NOT HELPING that I’m totally seeing this young woman and her “preux chevalier si tendre et amant”, as the cathedral collapses on him and he’s forced into dragon shape and she frantically tries to dig him out and no, no, no, dammit brain! You have a novel to finish and a novella to finish and a whole other novella to write and plan for all these lovely Kickstarter people throwing money at you, so STAY ON TARGET!
You are, however, totally allowed to geek right out over the translation of the lyrics, and listen to the song as many times as you like.
Because yes, folks, I like this band so much I want to write them fanfic. Or in this case, songfic!

2 Replies to “Note to my brain: no, you may not write this yet”

    1. I totally know how the story starts, too. “Long ago in the time of myth, when the land was still young and green, the Duke of Chimay’s youngest daughter saw her first dragon when she was eight years old.”
      I’m writing the hell out of this as soon as I have free cycles. :D The song is hands down my favorite one on the new Le Vent album on the strength of the story alone!

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