|Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Ted Strutz for the photo.
F F’s Nov 12th 2021 Selkie Maiden 1854 Midshipman Jones
We moored by the Northern shore again, unleashing those exquisite memories which changed me forever. I saw my Selkie maiden of the sea through fine mist, was she womankind or sea creature ? I was bewitched by her unearthly beauty and her voice spun out of glacier ice, be with me she sang. She swam alongside our boat, our gaze locked, as I fell under her spell.
I know my mind is lost. Have I been touched by the divine to return to this place ?
November 16, 2021 at 6:27 pm
Mm, beautiful. I always loved a good selkie story!
November 14, 2021 at 5:04 pm
A wonderful ghostly, spiritual piece. Well done.
November 14, 2021 at 6:32 pm
Thanks for your feedback, Glad you liked the story.
November 14, 2021 at 4:07 pm
Ethereal and intriguing story. Well done.
November 14, 2021 at 6:39 pm
Thanks Rochelle, I’m pleased you liked the story.
November 13, 2021 at 5:02 pm
A nice description of a life-changing encounter.
November 14, 2021 at 6:48 pm
Thanks Penny, I appreciate your comment.
November 12, 2021 at 9:23 pm
i hope he finds what he’s looking for. otherwise, it would be a complete waste.
November 14, 2021 at 7:01 pm
Thanks for your comment Plaridel.
November 12, 2021 at 5:53 pm
fantastical and intriguing, love it.
November 15, 2021 at 5:38 pm
Thanks Mason, glad that you liked the story.
November 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm
He is lost it seems to her tantalising ways! Good one.
November 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm
Thanks for your comment Iain.. Who knows, maybe selkies exist ?
November 11, 2021 at 10:32 pm
A fascinating creature. They can cast spells even without magic just by being themselves. Great story. (Sadly I can only like and comment on your blog when I use Chrome which isn’t always possible).
November 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm
Thanks for your reflections Gabi. I agree they are fascinating, between two worlds in a way.
November 11, 2021 at 7:20 pm
Interesting twist, siren or mermaid? Good job!
November 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm
Thanks Courtney, much appreciated.
November 11, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Thanks for this. I’m a big fan of selkies. I seem to remember I wrote a selkie story myself for FF way back.
November 15, 2021 at 6:05 pm
Thanks Neil, pleased you’re a selkie fan. I’d forgotten about them til this photo came along.
November 11, 2021 at 3:01 pm
I’ve very often heard those legendary creatures may be real
November 15, 2021 at 6:09 pm
Thanks Larry, yes, can we prove selkies are not true ?
November 15, 2021 at 6:39 pm
There’s even an old folk song about them too ‘Silkie’