"Calliope is the Muse of epics and eloquence, Dreaming of faraway lands and adventures hence."
"She was named Rose in honor of the rose given to them by the Queen of Heaven, and was even consecrated to the Blessed Virgin in thanksgiving for the graces received from God."
"For as long as Rose could remember, her father always had her watering the hyacinths that stood in the kitchen window."
Daisy yawned and settled into her flower for the night, her wings tucked gently underneath her. "Sleep well," she called to the two nearest fairies.
"Our king Mantius' daughter, Tragasia, is dying for lack of a certain piece of gold which kept her beautiful. A horrible monster, known to us as the Aiganthron, has stolen it."
The King approached the cauldron and spoke his greetings to the Nine Maidens and Old Mother Universe. "Old Mother of the Stars, I bring to you the souls awaiting rebirth."
"You shall not have my body, and death shall have no dominion," she declared, though her voice was shaking.