Bathing in the Blood of Virgins

by Lotus Rose

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Lotus Rose is the author of SinEaster, MachoPoni: A Prance with Death, and Faerie Brace-Face. He writes about young characters in strange situations. At times dark, silly, or bawdy, his writing owes much to such influences as Alice in Wonderland and Roald Dahl, and explores themeslike disillusionment, and the corruption of innocence.If his books were movies, they'd likely be directed by Tim Burton.He often writes in a style that is a more edgy, “grown-up” version of children’s literature interspersed withhis poetry and songs.

Here's a short poem he wrote:

O, shall I be like the lotus,
And bring you dark dreams and soft sighs?
Or shall I be like the rose is,
Sweet-scented and tempting your eyes?

For the unending sleep can seduce you,
To the world behind unseeing eyes.
And the beauty that beckons, then cuts you,
Is also the cruelest of lies.

Lotus currently lives in Austin, Texas. He likes Newcastle Brown Ale.

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