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THE MERMAID CHRONICLES: A Mermaid’s Search For The One

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By Angel del Corazón Tears of happiness rained down her cheeks. “Are you hurt?” His apparent fear of the water upset Willow and she laughed. This was not a good sign. She also couldn’t deny that the promised one was a stocky man unlike Thomas. And yet hadn’t her sweet cousin freed her from that…

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The Mermaid Chronicles: A Mermaid Condemned

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By Angel del Corazón By the time Willow reached puberty, her mother decided to check on her spiritual growth. As her family walked home one Sunday afternoon, Willow followed behind, her slender figure swaying on her spindly legs, the greenish tint in her hair glittering in the sun. Rebecca retreated to her side and in…

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The Mermaid Chronicles: A Mermaid’s Education

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By Angel del Corazón When my grandmother Willow was three years old, her mother Rebecca chose Fearless Neely, a young mild-mannered Bahamian girl, to look after her strange daughter. Willow’s mixed up reactions to the simplest stimulus grew more pronounced each year, or satanic, as Rebecca saw it, until she could no longer abide the…

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The Mermaid Chronicles: A Mermaid is Born

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By Angel del Corazón They say that a sudden tempest raged the day my grandmother Willow was born on Eleuthra Island in the Bahamas. The inhabitants of Gregory Town, descendants of the English Eleutherian Adventurers who sought religious freedom in the mid 1600’s, sensed a communal dread. Across the island, the trumpet sounds of conch…

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Why We Read Romance Novels

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When it comes to books, romance is one of the most popular genres—and for good reason. Romance novels provide an escape from the world—a true necessity during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. They offer the perfect way to pass time, whether you’re waiting in line, on your lunch break or enjoying a beach vacation. The…

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The Magical Power of Seashells

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Seashells have captivated children and adults alike for centuries. In some religions and occult practices, these beautiful, timeless entities are considered otherworldly treasures with magical powers. Since seashells are found on the shore, revealed after the tide changes, they are believed to have sprung up from the space between two worlds: the earth and sea.…

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3 Benefits of Reading Romance Novels

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If you’ve ever had a friend roll their eyes or felt a judgmental look thrown your way when you opened a romance book, rest assured that those throwing shade are missing out. Reading almost any genre is good for you, but some romance novels can have a positive impact that rivals even the best self-help…

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The History of Magical Realism

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Magical realism is a unique genre, one that is as fun to write as it is to read. It’s a mystical, sometimes ambiguous or even esoteric genre that offers a reprieve from reality. Whether the movement is fantasy or realism is often debatable, but we can be sure that magical realism is not your average…

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5 Tips for Finding Seashells

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Seashell collecting is a beautiful, meditative hobby that people of all ages enjoy. It may seem like finding seashells is simple—but there’s much more to it than just going for a walk on the beach. While certain beaches—including Sanibel and its sister island, Captiva—are renowned for their abundant shells, it’s important to take weather, tides…

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The Queen Conch

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The Queen conch is the name of a popular, mythical seashell and the large marine mollusk that it houses. It is also called a Pink conch due to its beautiful rosy hue. The term “conch” and “true conch” refers to a variety of medium to large-sized shells that house marine gastropod mollusks from the Strombidae…

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