Very excited! It’s February 1 and that means that the February issue of Enchanted Conversations: a fairy tale magazine has arrived! You can now read my poem, “Chained by Love,” which is about a sea serpent/mermaid from medieval French folklore and her love Raymond. Fairy tales don’t always end happy, though.
This is an e-zine, and so with my poem, and all the other stories and poems featured, you can go to the link (near end of post), click on each individual piece of cover art like the beautiful one for my poem below, and viola – free to read. I really love the art Amanda Bergoff did for my poem, it truly captured the Gothic feel of medieval France and the beauty and longing depicted of Melusine.
As a professional writer, I’m pleased they paid for each piece, but they are free to read for you, so please support the site anyway you can. Enjoy!
From the magazine lead-in…
Un rêve d’amour: A Dream of Love
Love can be magical or tragic, star-crossed or end happily ever after–an unrequited love for another or two souls that are meant to be.
In this issue, we asked writers to explore the different aspects of love through stories, poems, and for the first time in the magazine, an illustrated tale in digital format.
How do you search for a love who does not want to be found? Can the secrets of a mountain draw lovers together? Does Hades look different when seen through Persephone’s eyes? Can you find a knight ready to champion your cause, speeding through the desert with the lights of Vegas in the distance? Is a rainstorm at midnight or a snowfall at dawn the gift the sky gives when it falls in love? Should love hold one captive from its true being?…and more tales and poems on the intangible, glorious, frustrating, beautiful idea of the dream that is love.
Follow this link to go to the magazine to read all the stories and poetry and see all the gorgeous art! I very much appreciate being included in this wonderful issue.
Please let me know your thoughts. What is your favorite love duo in myth and legend?