Fiction

A Quiet Moment For A Sunrise Tellin

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By Victoria Foyt
Seashells represent many things to different people. Throughout history in different cultures, shells have been used as money or ceremonial objects or ornamentation. If you shore off the tip of a Queen conch, you can even use it as a trumpet. Some island cultures have used the makeshift musical instrument to spread news or send urgent warnings.

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Magical realism

The Magic of Seashells

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By Victoria Foyt What is it about the power of shells that moves us to collect them? No doubt the souvenir of a pleasant day at the beach or the sheer beauty that some species present entices. And yet, I wonder if in our bones we suspect a shell may hold the awesome power of…

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Sailors' Valentine

Tilly Kemble & The Saving Grace of Sailors’ Valentines

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I was a wreck when I landed in Key West like one of those sailboats smashed on the shore in a hurricane. Ha! Hurricane Tilly, I’d made a mess of my life back in Edgartown. My people worked the shrimp boats, never owned any, just worked them. Even today the sight of shrimp makes me…

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The Fancy Shell Shoppe in Sanibel Island, Florida

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My Dear Angel, You couldn’t know what’s been hidden for so long in my heart. Nor will you read this sentimental letter or the silly poem that I shall attach. Instead, I will place them in the desk drawer along with many others I have written to you since you first cast a spell over…

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Romance novels

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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magical realism

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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magical realism

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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magical realism books

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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magical realism books

The Mermaid Chronicles: A Mermaid in Love

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By Angel del Corazón On a sunny morning in December 1932, Captain Robert Porecca walked from his cabin onto the gleaming teak deck aboard the Stella Maris, a sleek, seventy-five foot yacht, and lit a cigarette. A small wave rocked the boat in its berth at Prince George Wharf; sunlight winked off the brass fittings.…

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Sailors' Valentine

The Mermaid Chronicles: A Mermaid’s Broken Heart

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By Angel del Corazón Poor Willow sunk into a funk after Rocco, the promised one, disappeared. Her hopes and beliefs shifted underneath her like wet sand. How could Yemayá, the Powerful Mother of The Sea, deliver her a savior only to leave her heartbroken and alone once more? Perhaps Mother Mermaid no longer loved her.…

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