Have you heard? Wattpad has joined with Target to hold a contest for a modern, fairy tale retelling! If you enjoyed my writing in THE PIRATE KING AND I, I'd love for you to check out my entry based on Grimm's Six Swans with a First Nations twist.
Here's a little teaser...
Mira Sighansen never questions her place in the majestic wilderness of the Yukon Territory until she witnesses her brothers' oil rig explode. Refusing to believe the young men are dead, the teen's suspicions are strengthened when their bodies aren't found and she's later visited by six wild egrets.
But these are no ordinary birds, and Mira is faced with a remarkable task not even the loss of both her voice and her best friend (over a boy, of course!) can hamper.
Convinced she can break a magical enchantment to bring her brothers back, Mira will risk jail and even psychiatric commitment to stop the rig from being rebuilt. Failure to overcome the doubts of her mayor mother, the opposition of her drilling foreman step-father, and the wrath of an industry thirsty for the valuable natural resource could mean not only the end of her family as she knows it, but also the loss of a vital part of her peoples' culture. This < 9,000 word original short story is a modern-day retelling of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tale number forty-nine 'The Six Swans' with a First Nations twist.
You can find this teen contemporary fantasy called BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY on my profile.
UPDATE: This short story was one of the 10 winner's in the Target/Wattpad OUN contest! As such, it will be published on October 11, 2016. Thank you to everyone who read and voted on my story. This wouldn't have been possible without you!
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