The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Bit of a random post today (and only likely of interest to fellow Twin Peaks fans, hence the title).

The Twin Peaks UK Festival ran a competition recently, to win tickets to the festival. The challenge was to write an opening scene to a hypothetical fourth season of the show. The only constraint was that it had to feature the character Windom Earle (as Kenneth Welsh is one of this year’s guests). As Windom Earle doesn’t feature in the third season at all, it was quite an interesting challenge. Also, a writing competition related to Twin Peaks? Of course I was going to enter.

Last year they ran a competition where you had to physically create a new Twin Peaks character, using parts of existing ones. My entry in that was one of the ones shortlisted, which led to the surreal moment of seeing John Pirruccello (Chad) talking about it in a Facebook video. The image itself is here (I called her Cherry):

Twin Peaks Character

This year the winners were announced more low-key. So low-key that I missed it (mostly due to the oh-so-unhelpful Facebook algorithm). I only found them recently by scrolling back through a whole load of posts. They just announced the winner and the runner up, but didn’t share the winning entries, which I thought was a shame. Neither of them were mine, but I would have loved to have seen different peoples’ interpretations.

Anyway, the main reason I wanted to write this blog post was to share my own entry. I spent quite a while on it and was quite happy with it, so it’d be a shame if only the competition judges got to read it. Granted, it’ll only really make sense to Twin Peaks fans, but hey, I know a few of those.

Am I meant to post disclaimers before posting such things? The characters aren’t mine, I’m just borrowing them, and such like? It’s been many years since I’ve shared/written anything in the fanfic arena. Anyway…

Twin Peaks Season 4 – Act One (the Chantal version)

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