Ghostship

The Last Voyage of the White Lady (Summergen 2014)

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Title: The Last Voyage of the White Lady
Recipient: colls
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1300
Warnings: AU from the end of “Blood Brothers.”
Author’s Note: writing for prompt 4: casefic something nautical like a mermaid or sea-witch or a haunted lighthouse. Sam, Dean, and/or others.
Summary: Benny and Dean investigate the tale of The White Lady of Caine’s Point.

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Pen and Ink

Writer's Block: Poetry Break

Write a poem or share one that you like.




The King O' The Cats
(adapted from the old tale)
by Ruth Dempsey (1982)

It was a dark and stormy night,
Sworn the blackest e'er been
Folks huddled round the Great Hall's fire
And muttered dark of pagan Samhain
When a knight staggered in from the rain,
Crying "God save me from what I've seen!"

"On Idris's Howe were seven black cats,
Led by one of snowy white,
Carrying a coffin on their backs!
It was a terrible sight!
But worse yet was the chant they sent
A ringing in the night "

"Tell Tom Toldrum that Tim Toldrum's dead
Tell Tom Toldrum the crown waits for his head
Tell Tom Toldrum that Tim Toldrum's dead."

"You lie!" said the King's own lady fair,
"I say you saw no such thing!"
"I tell you madam, I did, this I swear,
By the gold you wear as a ring!"
The black cat in the lady's lap stared and stared
As the knight repeated everything:

"The eyes of the black cats were red as fire,
But the white cat's eyes were green,
And she carried in her paws a crown
Small and dainty as I've ever seen,
And as they walked up the Howe
Their demon's chant came clear and clean."

"Tell Tom Toldrum that Tim Toldrum's dead
Tell Tom Toldrum the crown waits for his head
Tell Tom Toldrum that Tim Toldrum's dead."

Tear's sprang from the lady's green, green eyes
Even as the black cat's eyes burned red,
"Oh, treachery! Treachery!" rang her cries
"Alas my brother is dead!"


"And now I am King O' the Cat's!" the beast in her lap said.
With a crack and a flash, the pair were gone
A running into the night,
One the cat of sable black
One of snowy white,
All in the hall blessed themselves three times
After the dreadful sight.

The King was shaken to his core
At what he had let in his life,
And tho' he reigned for long and long,
He never would take a wife.
Tis said when he died there was a black cat at his left side
And a white cat on his right.
And the tale was told again and again of that dark and stormy night.


"Tell Tom Toldrum that Tim Toldrum's dead
Tell Tom Toldrum the crown waits for his head
Tell Tom Toldrum that Tim Toldrum's dead."

END