“Phantom”

I am ever inspired by classic monsters.

I’ve read the novel Phantom of the Opera a time or two, and have seen at least five or six different film adaptations. I’ve given this one some twists of my own. There are bleeding gashes under the bound woman’s shoulder blades. These might have come from the whip, now curled ’round the base of the phantom’s seat. Yet sharp eyes will detect the wings stitched to the Phantom’s back. Coupled with the horned mask, these elements suggest a fallen angel stealing the wings of another.

There are lots of other little details which I will leave to you to find on your own, and imagine such tales as they may suggest. This is half the fun!

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