Summary: Spike has died in NFA.  According to his will, drawn up by Wolfram & Hart, his poetry has been bequeathed to Buffy Anne Summers. As a memorial, she has collected and published his poetry.  This is the resulting poetry collection, written for The Danish Bird's challenge:  A Vampire Poet.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: VoronaFiernan
Categories: Challenge Response, Pre-Series, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Spike/Other (Temp)
Challenges: A vampire Poet
Event: April Challenge Month 2024
Completed: No Chapters: 1
Word count: 494 Hit Count: 75 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: April 01, 2024 Updated: April 01, 2024

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Story Notes: This is, and will probably remain unbetaed as I am uncomfortable getting feedback/critiques on poetry.  There will be some commentary by Buffy, but as the challenge demands, the vast majority of the content will be Spike's poetry.  Since this is a "published collection", the poems will not necessarily come as I write them (I might write later poems before earlier ones), and they will be divided into the following four categories:  The William Years, The Early Spike Years, The Transformational Spike Years, and The Champion Years.  Also, as this is just the "text" of the poetry collection, Spike will not be resurrected, which is the main reason for Character Death at this time (though I suspect there will be a poem for Joyce's death at some point as well).
Oh, and I made the banner -- I'm new to digital art, but I enjoyed the process.  It gave me insight into how much work our more active artists put in to their creations.

1. Front Matter by VoronaFiernan - Likes: 8 Comments: 7 Word Count: 494 Hit Count: 75 Published: April 01, 2024

The Front Matter includes the following:

* Foreword by Buffy Anne Summers, the editor (including a disclaimer required by the Publisher)
* Dedications from the Editor
* Dedication from the Author