Cursed Maiden

Cursed Maiden

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Christine Owen By Christine_Owen Completed

Aria is not like the Sirens. She lacks their sultry deception, the dark magic that lures sailors to enchanted demise. They call her the mer-maid, neither accepting Aria as part of the Mer nor being one of the daughters of men. 

Mer can be cursed. 
Men are food.
Love is forbidden. 

And one must never - ever - kiss a human.

#40 in fantasy on Nov 16, 2016!

jenalee28 jenalee28 Sep 30
I love how you contrast their beautiful voices with their unattractive appearance. The description was fantastic ☺
Dedicated to me? I don't think I've ever had anything dedicated to me. I am feeling rather good right the moment. Thank you!
Stori_Pages Stori_Pages Oct 22
Your writing style is so flowing and sweet. I can't wait to read This some. Ore. Truth be told the reason I started reading right now is because I saw you had updated. I still have a lot of work to do with my books so this helps me with writing examples :)
@Christine_Owen Globe Trotting Lean-Tos .... that has a great ring to it. "And Joel R. Dennstedt, author, spends his free hours reading fairytales in his lean-to. It's how he survives this brutal world."
MegMerriet MegMerriet Nov 22
I know I'm sposed to be working on grad school, but since this was a short intro, I couldn't resist. I am excited by the striking imagery and extensive vocabulary already employed in this opening... bits of shipwreck... hardened coral... nymphoneous shrieks. This is ambrosia to the brain.
JEHallows JEHallows Oct 08
This is a fantastic opening chapter! Very intriguing, love the sense of mystery. Your use of language is really striking and vivid!