Lost and Found

Colossal Trailer Music – Headless Body in Topless Bar – Moon Spell – Alexandros Nikolaidis

Welcome to Mik’s “Lost and Found” Bar & Grill, where the drinks are spellbinding, the house special comes with a side of mystery, and love is a dish best served hot, and headless.

Colossal Trailer Music – Headless Body in Topless Bar – Snow Angels – Benjamin Zecker

We never forget our first love. They leave an indelible mark on our hearts. One of my fondest middle school romance memories takes me back to Las Cruces, NM, where I met my first young love, a charmingly adorable Latino boy.

One night, we cuddled under a pile of blankets and watched Edward Scissorhands, a romantic dark fantasy film directed by bizarre genius, Tim Burton. It was the first time I recall enjoying a love story (perhaps the make-out session helped). I adored this extraordinarily odd tale, and fell in love with the whimsical score Elfman wove around it. That moment forever cemented my fondness for all things Elfman and Burton.

I fell pretty hard for the boy, too. But, we moved far away shortly after. To his credit, he wrote me love letters for well over a year. I have them still… 

In the spirit of Danny Elfman, one of my favorite and most distinctive film composers, I’m hosting a delightfully strange writing adventure in collaboration with Colossal Trailer Music, where YOU, dear readers, will have the chance to be immortalized as a quirky character in our bizarre, but heartwarming, love story.

Lost and Found Challenge

Share your favorite Danny Elfman score/film in the comments section below by February 15th, and Colossal Trailer Music and I will choose three commenters to star as characters in our bizarre Tim Burton-style love story, “Lost and Found”, debuting February 17-19 during WEP’s Valentines challenge! Swing by to read our story for a chance to WIN a digital copy of Colossal’s enchanting Elfman-inspired album, Headless Body in Topless Bar!



16 thoughts on “Lost and Found

  1. I like Danny Elfman’s Spiderman theme which I enjoyed much more than that of the usually great composer James Horner. Loved your reflection of your first love here. I, too, talked of first love … but that of Steve Rogers for Peggy Carter as I wrote what I fear will be the true ending of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. I even have a matching video of it to echo my story. 🙂 Come check it out.


  2. I love that you still have the love letters from your teen love! Do you ever get them out and read them? It’s fun to relive those nostalgic moments… Thanks for sharing your story
    Love the Edward Scissorhands/Danny Elfman score.

    Michele at Angels Bark


  3. Best served hot and headless, huh? Now that’s starting a post out with a chuckle.

    Edward Scissorhands was a cute movie, but I wasn’t making out with a cute boy when I watched it. I watched it with my kids. 🙂

    I love that you’ve held onto those letters. Me, too. I have every letter my husband wrote me when he was in the Army. We weren’t married very long when he went to Vietnam, so those letters are pretty precious to me.


  4. Your young love story sounds like something that might have happened to my sister. My letter writing probably might go one for 2 or 3 exchanges but I’d usually stop kind of quick. So much easier today with email or what have you.

    Elfman? I always liked when he was with Oingo Boingo. They put out some pretty neat albums.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out
    Wrote By Rote


  5. Such great memories. I too have saved so many different letters from my past. Both the pen-pals from overseas, and those I received from women in my youth. Edward Scissorhands was such a cool film.
    My favourite Danny Elfman score, Mars Attacks. It’s bizarre and funny, just like me.


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