The Phantom of the Opera is here…

Posted by: gretchen in Inspiration | 13 Comments

Today is my friend and bandmate Kelli’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is because I’d like to keep her in my band. I’m too broke to buy a card or a gift, so I thought I’d give her some free publicity.

Kelli is a very talented writer and she has quite a text going on over at Her story is pretty amazing. I started reading it without ever having seen ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and I was hooked after the first chapter. So if you’re looking for something good to read, check out her story “Sacred“. Read it now while it’s free. I think she will be a published author in the near future, which is great – as long as it doesn’t interfere with the band! Hmmm…maybe I need to write up some contracts for all the band members… ;)

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  1. Kelli March 23rd, 2006 9:36 pm

    Haha!! Wow, thanks, Gretchen!! I had a great birthday and I am thankful for good friends like you! Especially ones who shamelessly plug our band as well as my story! LOL Luv ya!!

  2. gretchen March 24th, 2006 9:17 am

    Um…yeah. That’s what friends are for – hey there’s a good song title. Oh wait – that’s been done. Nevermind. :D

  3. guest March 28th, 2006 10:16 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Kelli.. :D

  4. kel1 April 10th, 2006 11:19 pm

    Oh my goodness! 51 hits to THIS topic? LOL! Okay, so have any of you gone and READ the story? :D 2006-04-10 23:19:11

  5. ajlewis2 May 27th, 2006 6:52 pm

    No actually…
    …it is more like I am viewing it as the main character. That is how it feels.

  6. kel1 May 28th, 2006 10:10 pm

    Wow! Well, thank you very much! :) I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! If you haven’t read anything, I’d recommend first off watching the 2004 movie, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Gerard Butler (shameless plug for my fave actor EVER)! LOL Then Gaston Leroux’s novel, of the same name, is a bit of a strange read, but it’s quality material. A real classic. Those are the two things I’ve based my story upon. Thanks for reading, and feel free to leave a review at the story’s website if you like! :)

  7. kel1 July 6th, 2006 5:04 pm

    Thanks! :D Hey, Linds!!! *hug*
    wow, thanks for the compliment! So…ya gonna read the rest, or what? lol I am enjoying writing it. It will be complete sometime this summer, hopefully.
    But then…even GRETCHEN hasn’t gotten caught up with it yet! :roll She’s been too busy with some…website I think I heard about. :p

  8. tobacowgirl July 6th, 2006 4:41 pm

    Hey Kel,
    Sorry I must be a lil slow. I know you write songs, but I didn’t know you wrote stories. Whoa baby! I do not know what to say. I read the first chapter, and my jaw just dropped. You are a very talented writer. I already knew that, but writing stories is a whole different ball game. Congrats! I need to talk with you more. I don’t know these things!! :sigh
    Later, Linds

  9. gretchen July 6th, 2006 5:26 pm

    Hey now! Cut me some slack! I read the equivalent of about 4 text books a week. Ask the library! I just prefer non-fiction and techie books. This week I’m plowing through PHP, MySQL and how to hack Gmail. :D
    Your story really is good and I am going to finish it. Darn web site. :p

  10. tobacowgirl July 6th, 2006 8:25 pm

    70 some Chapters?????? I love ya, but 70 Chapters is a lil much!!!!!!!…….. :)
    HAHA J/K I will try my best. I figure a chapter a day is not bad. What amazes me, is the whole concept behind it. It’s like the Star Wars Episodes, but backwards!

  11. ajlewis2 May 27th, 2006 6:52 pm

    Wow! Great Read! I am totally unfamiliar with The Phantom of the Opera. I’ve read the first two chapters of “Sacred” and I’m going to read more. I’m very much enjoying the story. I love the way it opens and flows. I had the sense of being there in it watching. Really good writing in my opinion!

  12. Andreya July 31st, 2006 5:58 pm

    I love the *star* song from this musical!
    The melody is just amazing!

    So I may take a look here…

    Especially the library seems to have run out of all the good books to read…

  13. How NOT to Pass an American Idol Audition » Girls Can’t WHAT? January 19th, 2007 1:11 pm

    [...] If you’re genre is musical theater, you are on the wrong show. Plain and simple as it is, coming to an American Idol audition and singing “Angel of Music” from Phantom of the Opera (sorry Kel, couldn’t resist ) is a horrendous idea. I don’t care how good you are, anything from musical theater is a bad song choice. As a music listener and potential consumer of your album, I do NOT want to flip on my radio to a country or a pop station and hear showtunes. [...]

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