Artemis has led a sheltered life, secluded from the world due to a health condition that a single mistake could prove fatal. A year ago, her mother died, leading her to spiral into a depression. Her music provided the hope she desperately needed. Inspired by the memory of her mom, she enters a contest to share her talents as a singer with the world to prove to herself that she has the courage to overcome her fears and to achieve her dreams.
Music becomes the key to opening a gateway between parallel worlds as two souls are reunited once more.
Music often inspires scenes, helps mold the tone of a narrative, and in some cases, defines a character.
What follows is a collection of songs that are the soundtrack to this novel.
The song, Think of Me, is sung by Artemis after she is encouraged by Tomasa in CHAPTER 1. She thinks her connection to the Phantom of the Opera. She feels both a connection to the Phantom hiding away from the world as well as Christine who yearns for her voice to be heard. She even wears a similar white mask.
The song, Undercover, is the final melody of CHAPTER 3 and is sung by Artemis. It is a representation of how she feels, hidden away from the world, masking herself from others. She often feels that people judge her based on the way she dresses. She yearns to break free from this life and reveal the truth of who she is.
In CHAPTER 3, Tomasa plays her version of the song from the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Inner Light. A story is told of an old Irish legend that is parallel to the events that take place in the television show. I chose a violin for her to play in that it is my favorite instrument. I love the sound of them.
In CHAPTER 5, Artemis takes a moment to practice a song before the audition before the judges. The lyrics of this song is perfect for what she’s feeling and the hint of a connection to an unknown force is ideal for her. This version is passionate, energetic, and powerful. That is exactly how Artemis performs it
In CHAPTER 6 before the four judges, Artemis sings this song. It reflects not the movie version, but the cover done by Pink with a single solo female artist singing. In an early draft idea for the story, it was meant to be a duet, but that’s represented by her sensing someone there and reacting to them on stage.
As much as I liked the original and the cover done by Johnny Cash, this version with a female singer creates this haunting echo in my mind that opens CHAPTER 7 for Artemis. This is what she is singing to herself, making references to the original affecting her as a teenager and later a cover by a “country music singer”.
In CHAPTER 8, Artemis is invited to a party by a man she meets. This song begins to play, and she is asked to dance with him. At the end of the song, she sees someone else, not the man she's dancing with. This is the beginning of her connection to a mysterious man from another world much like her own.
I wanted the song Artemis performs in CHAPTER 9 to be a representation of her strength, her ability to overcome obstacles. The lyrics of this song represents that. Also, the merging of two octave sung by the same woman set up for an interesting plot element. Lastly, Carole and Tuesday is about aspiring musicians.
The original score for Chrono Trigger was orchestral until someone added lyrics to the original. To Far Away Times : On The Other Side/Epilogue became the perfect soulful melody for Artemis to express her feelings in CHAPTER 10 about her mother which was sung to her as a way to say goodbye.
CHAPTER 11 explores the idea of an empty room that is suddenly filled with individuals while two people are focused on one another. The flute sparked the idea that there was something bigger going on that is hinted at for the audience to discover. What triggers this magical moment is connected to music itself.
The song inspired the scene, set the tone with the haunting melody. In CHAPTER 12, I quickly departed the original lyrics to create a new poem. The original song has two stanzas and repeats. I created four new sections to be sung. The concept of one, then two voices, leading up to a choir drew its inspiration for this.
The original song was an energetic version created by Avicii. Following his suicide, this dedication was made in his honor. These events are alluded to in the book as having occurred in the world Artemis belongs to in CHAPTER 13. It represents her fears of fame taking its toll on her, potentially destroying her.
The four men and the woman singing are given a small cameo of sorts in CHAPTER 14 as they play this song with Nashota. I wanted to use it for this book practically from the beginning but kept choosing other options throughout. I was happy to find a way to include it as inspiration for my book.
I knew from the beginning that the final song would be this one. Even in early drafts when the story was much different, this song was still on my mind as to concluding the story. The themes, the lyrics, everything fit as a perfect conclusion in CHAPTER 15 for Twin Flame with an incredible final performance.
This song inspired a "deleted" scenario that does not occur in the novel but would be ideal visually for a movie or television series based off the book. This will add to the experience for the visual representation of the book. Learn more about this new addition below under the "Bonus Scene" section of this page.
Twin Flame : The Movie
Bonus Scene: Not Found In Book
In a movie/television presentation of Twin Flame, the conclusion of the story takes place after the final scene of the novel. It's a celebration of music, with people who participated in the competition throughout the movie/television series appearing on stage for one final performance. Artemis and Belinti are together, he dances while she sings this song along with others who add a chorus of voices. This novel has been influenced, inspired by, and in some instances, directly responsible for individual scenes throughout the book. I wanted this final song to represent that joy that music brings to me and others.