A Harmony of Water and Weald: A Sea Foam and Silence collection

(Fairytale Verses #1.5, Sea Foam and Silence #1.5)
Release Date: 1 September 2017
Pages: 110

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Once upon a time… there was a little mermaid who wished for legs so she could walk on land and learn about the strange creatures that lived there. She thought it would be easy, adjusting to life as a human.

She was wrong.

And even after finding happiness with her family, the Sea Witch isn’t yet done with our little mermaid, giving an enigmatic warning about her future…

A Harmony of Water and Weald is a companion collection to the asexual fairytale retelling Sea Foam and Silence, delving a little deeper into our mermaid's first experiences as a human as well as what happened after her happily ever after.


This Roar of Tiny Voices

The first time I hear birdsong…
The first time after the Witch gave me legs. ^_^
That first time, it is a soft thing.



Waves of tall-crab life
Washing over them.
Like the roar of a storm
Where you cannot hear the whales
Unless you go down and deep.

Birdsong isn’t like that.
Tall-crab sounds aren’t like that.

It is… flat.
There is no down.
No up.

Forward, backward,
Sideways. Everywhere is pain.

Those first days…
Sea legs, they call it,
This trouble with how still the ground.

I laugh
And I am not sure if I am delighted
Or if I am sick with longing for my sisters. :/

But the birds.

The first time I hear it,
Truly hear it,
Without the din of a city
Overpowering their call,
I am driven to my knees.

Tall-crabs seem to delight
In my ignorance, but this…
This startles them. I think.
Their eyes grow wide
And there is this hitch
In their breathing.

I was walking beside the…. Carriage?
I think they call it a carriage.
I was walking beside it,
Despite the pain and
Despite the fuss
Because I did not want to be shut away
From this beautiful world.

Oh, I make it sound like there
Was silence and then all at once
The birds.
I am, aren’t I? T_T

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