Re-shared for Fandango's Flashback Friday prompt. This legend cannot be told without first discussing the incredible tools Queen Rhoda, herself, created - thanks to her deep love for Pytheos, the Greek fisherman. The Amber Web and pearl helmets used by the queen and her Grecian lover are not merely objects of lore. Their existence has… Continue reading Pytheos & Rhoda, Queen of the Amphitrite Sea; Myths & Legends of Encante
I can feel her heart-break, and always have such a strong 'memory' of the sharp, salty smell of the ocean air and seashells... there's always seashells and wet sand.
A sunbaked seashell, Lying on the beach, Chipped on the bottom And just out of reach Of the tide’s surging swells But not The gull’s sturdy beak. Down she swoops Down to the sand. Closer, she scoots I hold out my hand. Tilting her head to the side, She wonders at me And my featherless… Continue reading The Cockle and the Gull
This was no rogue current. I knew its destination, nearly as well as I knew the world above was doomed. At least I had a full tank of fresh oxygen; it had become quite the commodity.