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Moon-Bright Tides by RoAnna Sylver


The Fantasy Inn


[Welcome to Short Story Saturday, the first of which is being uploaded on a Sunday! Aren’t misnomers fun?

We received this story as an ARC from Kraken Collective Books. Thank you.]

 

With all of the excitement over the blue blood moon that just occurred this year (2018), it seems fitting to read a book where there is no moon. Just “a hole, darker than even the rest of the night sky” (Sylver). Riven is a witch tasked with singing the tides in and out every night. She is alone. But one night she spots a strange figure on her dock, reaching for the stew Riven always has cooking. The figure is a mermaid. Riven and the mermaid, called Moonbright, slowly learn more about each other and the tides; and they begin to form a relationship.

This story is filled with writing that grabs you by the wrist and pulls you…

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