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flax-golden tales: dangerous games

September 7th, 2012 by erin

dangerous games

They play games of chance when the boredom sets in.

The boredom comes often, settling like heavy fog over seemingly endless time.

So they play.

There are complex systems and penalties but rarely rules, and if they do add rules for the sake of variety those rules are often broken.

Not that any rules matter much to them, since they do not wager anything they hold particularly dear.

They risk only the possessions of others. Dreams and wishes, accomplishments and hopes and treasured memories.

If they become what they consider extra bored, the stakes are raised. Wagering fears and loves, trumped only by souls or lives.

There is but a single firm guideline: they never choose their victims, the choosing is always left to the dice.


About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.


5 Responses to “flax-golden tales: dangerous games”

  1. Tania says:

    So my fate is in the hands of the bordom. I love your flax-golden tales, thank you Erin!

  2. Marcheline says:

    This explains EVERYTHING. I think they’re using loaded dice. My name keeps coming up.

  3. Jake says:

    Excuse me ms. Morgenstern, would you by wishful chance be writing another novel that is fantasy based? Because I absolutely loved The Night Circus!!!
    from, me,myself and I….beter refered to as Jake.

    p.s This was the only was I could find a way to ask as you are not on Goodreads that I am aware of.

    • erin says:

      Hi Jake! I am working on another novel that is somewhat fantasy based, it’s nowhere near done yet but it’s something of a film noir-flavored Alice in Wonderland. Hopefully it will be book-shaped at some point in the not-too-far future.