“My poor darling!” Jhone whispers, as Brita moans in her sleep, longing for home.
His love will never bring her peace; Brita belongs to the boundless ocean.

When she awakens, he silently hands her the key.
Her beautiful face, sculpted by wind and waves, fills with light.
He weeps, knowing he can only make her happy by losing her.

She rushes to open the sea-chest.
Soon, a grey seal splashes happily into the water that edges the cottage, wearing her skin at last.
From that day forward, Jhone wants for nothing, nurtured by gifts from the bounteous sea.

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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    1 year ago

    Sweet sweet story, Julie. How selfless to give up your love, so that she can be happy!

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    1 year ago

    A story that pulls us in two directions, Julie. Such sadness for Jhone but so happy for Brita. As Margarida has commented, a heartbreaking selfless love. I love your description of Brita’s face ‘sculpted by wind and waves’. Very nicely done!

    Melissa Taggart
    Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
    1 year ago

    I will echo other’s comments here when I say that I feel bad for Jhone. I think he’s incredibly beautiful though. It must be so hard for him knowing that his love would never give her peace! Nicely done, Julie.

    Melissa Taggart
    Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
    Reply to  Julie Harris
    1 year ago

    That’s beautiful!

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Such a great portrayal of selfless and boundless love, Julie. And such a selfless and kind version of a husband of a Selkie who possesses seductive power and charm. Well done. 

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