The Composer – Arpage Espirando Notturno

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“What is this? This impropriety? Here I am, the boulder barricading artistic flow just beginning to give when this, this! This commotion that tickles my very underarms, drains my strength and all ideas go up in puffs of smoke!”

Between the staff lines of his veins where blood flowed legato, he had shoveled away the rabble of quavers and clefs that lay cluttered, waiting to be assigned their position in some unwritten song…


Though not much of a ‘major player’ in Tenebrae Manor, the composer Arpage certainly encapsulates the whimsical nature of the mansion’s residents. Living in a shambled loft above a long isolated auditorium, Arpage spends his hours in the throes of frustration native to any artist or musician. A violently passionate man, though somewhat insipid and cowardly, the composer is a character who struggles to keep his emotions in check, often flying into frazzled fits of immature tantrums.

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Published by P. S. Clinen

Official website of Australian author and artist, P.S.Clinen. He has published two novels - Tenebrae Manor and The Will of the Wisp, as well as the illustrated poem A Boy Named Art. His most recent release is a poetry collection Vignettes - An Anthology. All of his works are available to purchase on Amazon. Check back often for more by this author, including poetry, short stories and other updates.

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