A Modern Fairytale written by Victoria Nikola at Spillwords.com

A Modern Fairytale

A Modern Fairytale

written by: Viktoria Nikola



I’ll sail to the edge of the cosmos
Where the novae thunder their storm
Where light surrenders to darkness
Where love looses its warmth

I’ll walk in the footsteps of heroes
Courageous and driven in stride
When Scylla and Charybdis taunt me
I’ll shudder, I’ll weep, then I’ll fight

I’ll battle the three-headed dragon
The one with fire in its breath
Ouranos shall meet my sweet vengeance
Then Cronus, then Zeus and then death

I’ll triumph where others have failed
En guard! Parry! Then, attack!
I’ll wield that steel sword as I sail
Look forward and never turn back

I’ll voyage to the edge of the cosmos
To save you, I’ll journey that sea
But when I shall find you my darling,
Will you want to be saved by me?

Viktoria Nikola

Viktoria Nikola

In 1991 my family and I immigrated to America from Russia. I didn't become fluent in English until I was about eight years old. Even so, I wrote my first poem in English when I was 12 and my first story when I was 13. However, instead of thinking "Eureka! I've found my calling!" I thought: "What an adorable hobby." In fact, since I was a musician’s daughter, my mind was set on becoming a musician. A violinist, a guitarist, a vocalist - any one of them would do.
Once I was accepted to UC Davis, however, I was far too busy with my classes to pursue a music career. I started studying history. Then picked up classics. I fell in love with the mysteries of the ancient world and began thinking of pursuing a Ph.D. in either subject. Or perhaps of becoming an archaeologist. However, after an unsuccessful archaeological internship, I decided against the scholastic world.
Eventually, I found my way to Traditional Chinese Medicine: part history, part philosophy, and big part natural therapeutics. I've always been attracted to holistic medicine and thought this was a nice blend of all the things I loved. However, after spending a few years in the Master's program for acupuncture, I realized something was still missing. That's when I sat down to write a poem, as I so often did when the muse called, but instead of a poem, a novel came pouring out. So here I am, still writing poetry and brainstorming my next few novels.
Viktoria Nikola

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