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...
James, suffering from the mermaid's curse, must concoct a plan to face the sea-nymph and wrest a counter-curse from her directly.
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!).
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.
Tolkien meets the Book of Genesis.
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!
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.
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.
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. ^.^
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.
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.
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.
A sailor finds a mermaid and tells her of the world beyond the ocean.
A short poem, nevertheless in the epic style, concerning the Lord FInbrethil and his oceanic adventure.
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.
Continuing with Sydney's adventure, what will happen to her in this undersea world?
So he's not going to eat her. What /is/ he going to do?