Tim Law

Tim Law is an author of fantasy, horror, detective and general short story fiction as well as the occasional poem or two. He heralds from a little town in Southern Australia called Murray Bridge. A happily married father of three children (plus four cats and a rabbit), family is very important to him. Currently working at the Murray Bridge Library in the role of Library Manager he has dreamed since his early high school years of becoming a full-time author. Working for a library, surrounded by so many wonderful authors it is difficult not to be inspired to write. Tim finds inspiration from playing board games, family movie night, family time and the world around him. The greatest inspiration of all for him comes from asking the golden question “what if?”

The Antlered Girl

The antlered girl, she holds my heart
She haunted my dreams from the very start
Her doe-eyes of striking green, works of art
We shall be together forever and never part

“Come visit me where old willows grow,”
So said her sweet voice “I love you so.”
My need to meet such a creature did show
My footprints marked the cool white snow

“Where goes you lad?” my mother did say
As I so chose to leave on that winter’s day
To leave behind a mother’s true care
To become the love of the beast so fair

I had no answer for my dearest ma
Except to explain that I travelled far
Venturing across ice and snow
The most pure of loves I had to know

My mother did weep to see me go
To live a life where cold winds blow
A frozen heart and naught to show
Naught but love as my antlers grow

Once and once alone went I
Back to the place where mothers sigh
“Beast!” cried my mother, I know not why
Now it has become my turn to cry

What price for love did I by chance pay?
Wandering off on that fateful day
The hunter’s horn trumpets, his hounds bray
With the antlered girl I must stay

The icy winds they swish and swirl
With coat tails of the hunter they twirl
To his death shall I lead the earl
For my heart belongs to the antlered girl

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