A to Z Challenge

The E #AtoZChallenge

E is for Evanescence

As I mentioned in my theme-reveal post, this month will be all about music and how it inspires my writing.

I’m not sure how I first heard their music, but Evanescence has become a staple in my writing playlists. I do know that the first song that go stuck in my head was “My Immortal”. There’s something about their music that works well with writing about Faerie. (In that capacity, I could have talked about Enya, too, but I’ll leave that for another time.)

Favourite album: “Fallen”. Favourite song: “Bring Me to Life

Word of the day: étude.

According to Collins English dictionary: étude [ay-tewd] n short musical composition for a solo instrument, esp. intended as a technical exercise

Do you like Evanescence? Do you have a favourite music group/artist that starts with an “E”?

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***So the reason I’ve been offline for a few days is that I was trying to get Warrior to stay alive. Her mum, Nyssa, had decided to abandon her and her brother Skittish (who died on Tuesday). She probably decided that now that it is cold, they have to make it on their own. (Or her hormones changed because of the change in weather – she stopped clucking over them.) I moved little Warrior into my study in a box filled with saw dust, grit, her food, water and a heating lamp. But yesterday she died. Despite all my efforts, she didn’t make it. You can see photos of them on Instagram.

20 thoughts on “The E #AtoZChallenge”

  1. Thanks for the intro to Evanescence. It’s definitely dark but I like it, although I’d probably have a hard time writing to it. I need quieter, more ambient sounds not to drown out my thoughts. I like Enya as well, although perhaps Enigma would get my E nomination.

    Sorry to hear about your sweet little chicks.

  2. Wow, I’ve never heard of this group and normally I don’t like hard rock type of music, but this one I believe the girl’s voice really doesn’t something for the tune. It doesn’t sound so much like hard rock. It sounds more like the telling of a story. Thanks for the introduction , and have a wonderful day.

  3. Sorry to hear about your pets, Ronel. That’s so sad.
    I have to have a soundtrack when I’m writing also. And, thanks for the reminder about Enya, I haven’t listened to her in a while.

    1. Thanks, Yvette. The older chickens are doing well — I cleaned out their camp this weekend (making sure the rocks they unearth are removed, new weeds and this persistent shrub that isn’t good for them taken care of before winter sets in properly) and they are obscenely happy over the cold.
      Soundtracks are good for the Muse 🙂

  4. Sorry to hear about your chicks. 🙁

    I like that album too. I feel like a lot of their lyrics can be interpreted multiple ways — they can be depressing if you’re depressed, I guess, but that’s not necessarily their intent. 🙂

    I like Bring Me To Life.

  5. I can’t say I’m a fan, but I really like their music. It’s very evocative, and you are right, it makes me think abotu fairies… the kind Tolkien favoured, the dangerous ones 😉

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