character: thorn

Rosa sericea var, pteracantha

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A very unique entry in the realm of the roses. The appropriately named wingthorn rose, is grown not for its flowers, but for its showy thorns. The thorns start off bright red on new growth and are actually quite pliable at this stage, it’s when the canes age further that they become brittle and hard. At first glance the flowers appear unremarkable but they actually have only four petals when roses usually bear a minimum of five… Yes, that’s a big deal!

These plants can be difficult to find, sadly.

I'm a Hex Girl
The Hex Girls
I'm a Hex Girl

I’m gonna cast a spell on you
You’re gonna do what I want you to
Mix it up here in my little bowl
Say a few words and you’ll lose control

I’m a Hex girl
And I’m gonna put a spell on you (I’m gonna put a spell on you)
I’m a Hex girl
And I’m gonna put a spell on you (Put a spell on you)

You’ll feel the fog as I cloud your mind
You’ll get dizzy when I make the sign
You’ll wake up in the dead of night
Missing me when I’m outta sight

I’m a Hex girl
And I’m gonna put a spell on you (I’m gonna put a spell on you)
I’m a Hex girl
And I’m gonna put a spell on you (Oh Yeah)

With this little cobweb potion
You’ll fall into dark devotion
If you ever lose affection
I can change your whole direction

I’m a Hex girl
And I’m gonna put a spell on you (I’m gonna put a spell on you)
I’m a Hex girl
And I’m gonna put a spell on you, we’re gonna put a spell all around you!

2

I’VE COME REVELLING, BURNING INCANDESCENTLY (a mix for murtagh morzansson and the red dragon thorn)

songs for blood on the walls and a scar on your back, for a hatchling forced to the slaughter. for despair and misery and only each other to cling to as a mad king rips your mind apart. for finding that it can be a little bit thrilling, to have somebody else powerless beneath you. for knowing that there is not and shall never be hope, not for you. but also for having the only one you love with you always, though the darkness is tearing away at you both.

01. butterflies and hurricanes muse 02. bones ms mr 03. no light, no light florence and the machine 04. rebellion (lies) arcade fire 05. bleeding out imagine dragons 06. animal i have become three days grace 07. catapult arctic monkeys 08. mowgli’s road marina & the diamonds 09. broken boy soldier the raconteurs 10. vaporize broken bells  

Now you have the ability to keep me from graduating. You can keep me from getting the title and the white coat. But you can’t control my spirit, gentlemen. You can’t keep me from learning, you can’t keep me from studying. So you have a choice: you can have me as a professional colleague, passionate, or you can have me as an outspoken outsider, still adamant. Either way I’ll probably still be viewed as a thorn. But I promise you one thing: I am a thorn that will not go away
—  Patch Adams
Heartbreak

Imagine a thorn.

It’s not sharp, nor big

But it’s heavy and thick.

And it’s inside you.

Replacing the space in your heart

That once belonged to someone, special.

It feels permanent.

And as you exhale and inhale it expands and condenses.

You feel it grow with you as each day passes

And there is nothing more

That you could want

Than to pry the thorn out of your body, soul, and mind.

To rid of the hurtful pain forever.

But you can’t.

Because the thorn grew with you as you grew apart

As each day passed so did the healing

And what you didn’t realize, was that you healed with the thorn inside

So now the thorn is stuck there.

And no matter how much you try to erase the pain

The thorn’s presence stays alive in your body            

And you can only hope

That as time goes on

Someone will come along and show you that the thorn can change into a rose.

But for now, you try to live.

-S.E. Bowler