Saturday, 5 April 2014

Mermaid Magic

I am only sharing an excerpt of this story. It was written on December 31st, 2013, but it was written for an anthology that will be published later this year. I retain the rights to this story, so I will come back and post it in full at a later date, several months after it first comes out in the "Keepsakes" anthology. The "Keepsakes" anthology will be published in May 2014 through  Prince Charming Books (edited by Sally Ogden.) Here's an excerpt of the story. If you don't want to wait until later in the year to read the story in full, purchase the "Keepsakes" anthology when it comes out!

Mermaid Magic (excerpt)
by Rebecca Fyfe

Sienna found herself at the cove again, only it was dark out. Moonlight filtered through wispy clouds above her. She couldn’t remember leaving the house or swimming out here. I must be dreaming, she thought.

A splash drew her eyes to the water. In the dark, she couldn’t see the bottom of the pool, but something near the surface slid past her, gliding smoothly beneath the water. She knelt down to look more closely and noticed a large fin, like the tail of a very large fish. A dolphin maybe? Or a small whale? Maybe even a shark? But how did it get here, in this tide pool that iss so far from the ocean’s waves?

Sienna couldn’t resist reaching her hand out toward the water. It was as if it was calling to her. Just as her fingertips felt the wetness of the pool’s water, a jolt shot through her, like a bolt of electricity, singing through her flesh.

She spasmed with the pain and felt herself falling into the water.  Her muscles weren’t working right, and the water closed over her head. Instinctively, she called out for help and water filled her mouth, pouring into her lungs. Unable to breathe, her chest hurt and her vision grew dark.

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