Devil of Stories: The Dance of Moxie & Mathias I

from by Mary Crowell



What if you realized you were a character in a story and fell in love with your creator? What if you knew they loved you back? What if you knew they would probably kill you at the end of the book anyway? (Campaign: Uncomfortable Civility)


Devil of Stories: The Dance of Moxie and Mathias I
© 2007 by Mary Crowell
I’m going dancing with the Devil of Stories.
I’ve got a date with my destiny.
It may be tragic, but it never seems boring,
Brings out the worst and the best in me.

This is a story for the darkest ambitions.
It is a tale of vanity.
Two foolish lovers, and some hasty decisions,
A little sex, and insanity.

Take a look inside his journal;
Ballads, odes, and epigrams
Got me hooked. I’m his eternal –
An elegy and a slaughtered lamb.

He’s been a schemin’; he’s a demon of reason.
He’s misery, and I’m his biggest fan.
I keep on singing to the tunes that seem pleasin’,
‘Looks like I’ll dance though, at his command.

I’ve read the writing, and resisting is futile.
I’m going down in history.
We’ve hit the deadline, and the editing’s brutal.
Well, win or lose, it’s his victory.


I’m only crying ‘cause the story is ending.
The world I’ve known will be torn apart.
He’s smiling somewhere as realities bending.
The devil’s safe from a broken heart.
Repeat Verse I


from Acolytes of the Machine & Other Gaming Stories, released October 1, 2012
Mary Crowell - vocals, piano
Jeff Bohnhoff - electric guitar, acoustic bass, drum programming
Michelle "Vixy" Dockrey - backing vocals



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Mary Crowell Athens, Alabama

Mary Crowell is a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves mythology and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
She may be seen at science fiction and filk conventions performing and accompanying concerts on piano and occasionally clarinet.
Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour is her third solo album and is a mythic musical journey!
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