Confessions of the Author
Definitely they write themselves. It's an amazing experience. It's like the characters have come alive and are sitting on my shoulder talking to me, telling me their tales.
R. A. Salvatore
I confess to using the main characters of the original story with their personalities intact.
I confess to the addition of new characters with fairly complete backgrounds.
I confess that the fire between Sarah and Jareth continues and while it is the basis of the plot is not resolved quickly as an end onto itself.
I confess to a myriad of subplots that will cumulate to an end.
I confess to a journey that will mirror real life; sometimes happy, sad, humorous and etc. While said journey may be long and somewhat tedious in parts – please feel free to enjoy it – it is the journey not just the conclusion that should be satisfying.
Please know – this is not a short story of fluff (no criticism of fluff here, I enjoy fluff as much as the next person) just pre-warning for the reader. This is a fully fleshed out vision of a tale that takes place in a region of the Underground.
With all that in your pocket – suspend your disbelief for a moment and let me take you to the places in the Underground you have been and to the places you did not see….let me suggest to you that the movie was just the beginning of Sarah and Jareth's story….. there was and is more….much much more…
Disclaimer: I do not own any of the original story or characters
(Author's note: I do realize there is a well known erotic meaning to the title of this story that I am not choosing to use. Artistically, I am using the literal translation of Petite Morte which is Little Death and has been likened to sleep and the collapse of consciousness - a loss of control that mirrors and foreshadows a final time that we will exist as we are. As to what we become after that is a matter of faith).