Mare Maris (Sea)

Matthew Deagle

Just a somewhat surreal little thing describing the sea... Related to a character in a fantasy story I'm writing... I gave this to a friend once as a gift, I believe...but that doesn't mean I can't put it in Elfwood... Kind of a Celtic/Maritime air about it...and with good reason... The story I mentioned has to do much with Faeries, which as you hopefully know, were (and are) a large part of Celtic mythology...

Unlocked - V

Emily Kirsch

And here we have the doors.

Catch of the Day (Part 2)

Cullen Groves

James, suffering from the mermaid's curse, must concoct a plan to face the sea-nymph and wrest a counter-curse from her directly.

Catch of the Day (Part 3)

Cullen Groves

James descends to the bottom of the ocean and through the merwoman's trench to her underwater kingdom. Involves a Beowulf inspired battle beneath the sea (very loosely inspired!).

The Caretakers of Peace: Book III: Chapter III 'Kyra's Dance'

Joel Meredith

I'm not particularly fond of this chapter, you'll find out why when you read it. There's another scene that I know I have to add for this chapter to fully make sense. Trust me: it is on its way.

The Tale of Years - II. The First Elf-Lord

Christopher Manica

Tolkien meets the Book of Genesis.

Daughter of Tamoria - Chapter 1

Annie Jessan

After innumerable rewrites, I have finally found a starting chapter of Daughter of Tamoria that I am happy with. I feel that this really captures the feelings that I wanted to portray. And thanks to my little circle of friends in my area, one of whom has a twin sister, I can say that this is one of my best works to date. I hope you enjoy it, and the more comments I get, the more motivated I'll be to write the next chapter. Enjoy!

Into the Sea Act 1

Amy Schley

This story began with a dream of being a mermaid swimming into the sea. I played around with making it the classic fairy tale of the orphan and the evil witch, but that just seems too cliche. I wanted characters who felt like people I knew. I wanted the Mermaids to actually be adapted to the ocean enviroment, instead of the creation of VERY lonely sailors. I also love the idea of what happens next in fairy tales (Into the Woods, anyone?), and I honestly hate the message of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid.' A sixteen year old girl who abandons her family for a man she has seen once (once!) gets daddy's blessing and eternal happiness? Not in any world I know. So I emphasized the mermaid's self-centeredness, made the witch someone who just does what she has to do to get by, made daddy mermaid bitter, introduced a granddaughter, and let the whole thing run.

Eternal Blue

Laura Chase my depiction of the mysterious ocean.

A Love Tail

Jacqueline Tanner

First off yes, i did use Tail instead of Tale for a reason, it isn't a spelling mistake. The ending may seem strange perhaps, but i think that sometimes you have to believe you were in love before you know you are in love.

The Kiss

Kate Chamberlain

Well, in case you don't understand, it's pretty much about some sort of mercreature surfacing and drowning a boy. =P Wrote it a while ago. ^.^

Invasion of the Fittest

Angela Kingston-Smith

Rangi and Rewi are tawaki - a species of penguin, living peacefully in their village on the shores of a fiord. However, they are about to face tragedy - at the hands of malicious mammalian invaders. A sort of anthropomorphised look at the impact of introduced species on an established ecosystem. Written initially for a magazine, and thus one of my few genuinely short stories.

Pirates - 2

Ben Brannan

The second chapter of my pirates story! Yes, yes.. I know. There's no fantasy elements in this one either. But the next one! I promise. I got it all planned out ;) 2,612 words, 5 pages.

Dark Legacies: Chapter 3 - Dungar's Trial by Water

Walt aka 'Ryder Salice'

Our group has split up to find the seals to reset the enchantment binding Kagero. The dwarf, Dungar Ironsmith, and Garette Savar, Cleric of Tenaria, seek the water seal, but will Dungar's greatest fear mean failure and death.


Michael Kaplan

Sometimes history is doomed to repeat itself.

The Water Maid


A sailor finds a mermaid and tells her of the world beyond the ocean.

The Lay of Finbrethil

Kathleen McGowan

A short poem, nevertheless in the epic style, concerning the Lord FInbrethil and his oceanic adventure.

The Adventures of Sydney Garrett Chapter 1: The Dream

Jennifer Stuart

As a marine biologist, my imagination has never been far from the sea. For this young woman science and fantasy may not be so far apart after all.

The Adventures of Sydney Garrett Chapter 4: The Nature of Humans

Jennifer Stuart

Continuing with Sydney's adventure, what will happen to her in this undersea world?

The Adventures of Sydney Garrett Chapter 3: The Prophecy

Jennifer Stuart

So he's not going to eat her. What /is/ he going to do?