- File Size: 140 KB
- Print Length: 14 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Pen and Kink Publishing (March 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: March 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01CMN66XW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,670,724 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Of Water (Erotica Under Glass) Kindle Edition
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Author: Cori Vidae
Very short very quick book about a woman who has suffered great loss in her life. This short story seems to encapsulate the very meaning of depression and being in such a deep dark place that it seems there is no hope. Then when you are in the depths of despair you realize you don't want to be sucked into the black darkness and all you need or want is for someone to make you feel alive again. The heroine in this book seems to have been found just in the nick of time. Yes it may seem like it is just for the one time yet what you can find in that one moment, can last a lifetime and give you hope for the future.
For me, today of all days, the day before the 16th anniversary of losing my brother, my best friend, this story gives me hope. To know there is something and maybe even someone out there somewhere who will make me feel alive again.
Thank you Cori Vidae. Today of all days I really needed this read.
Mara is trying to find a tethering after losing her husband, Jeff and burying her daughter Payton. She seeks comfort in the water. She swims out and realizes that she swam too far.
“She, Mara, she was of water. It was her element. Payton, however, Payton was of fire. Raising her alone was difficult, their natures the opposites of one another. It was difficult but they muddled through. Sometimes, when it was at its most challenging, when Payton’s fiery nature steamed all her patience away and calm explanations turned to screaming recriminations, Mara would flee the house, the person she’d become, and seek refuge in the sea. She would plunge herself into its depths, become weightless, free, or sit on the rocks, and watch the waves, the sea life–sometimes she even thought the seals looked sympathetic to her struggles. Or, one seal anyway.”
While raising her daughter was difficult at times, the good times they had together outweighed the bad times.
“Then cancer had stolen it all away. Burning through Payton’s body hot and fast as a wind-whipped forest fire. In a handful of months it had consumed decades of time Payton should have had. Hollowed her out like a drum until only her shell remained. The shell Mara had buried that afternoon.”
While reading, I wasn't sure what was going on. The writing was engaging but I wasn't following what was going on. After reading it again, I understood it and was more interested.
I will definitely read more by this author. Im hoping this becomes a full story. Im curious what happens after.
Mara loses her husband, and then in the opening of the book we find Mara burying her recently deceased daughter. She now has nothing and no one and in a panic takes off her clothes and dives in the ocean. She swims very far out until realizing she is way to far away from land and its the dead of night. She realizes she will probably die out in the ocean and at least tries her hardest to make it back to land.
While swimming hard to reach the tiny island in front of her, a man in the water appears out of no where and grabs onto her. She feels like she is definitely going to die but then realizes, he has taken them to shore and they are naked. Sexy things ensue and suddenly it is the next morning. Mara is crying and the man leaves her and disappears back into the ocean. She is left confused as well as still being naked. She then sees a ship and tries to flag it down, not sure what will become of her life anymore…
This was a short book but I still enjoyed this story because the sexy scene was very nice and I wanted to know more about how Mara is going to go on. I hope there will be another installment because I would love to know what happens with Mara and this mystery man from the sea.
This is my second story by this author, and she has such a way with words and can take just a few pages and tell a whole story. Although I ended craving more, it was still enough.
We meet Mara on the beach, depression has taken a hold of her. She has loved and lost and doesn't know how to go on. She strips away her mourning clothes and wades out into the ocean. As she watches the lights from her house fading, she realizes she has gone too far and does all she can to get back to shore. She's so tired and it seems the ocean is pulling her out further with every effort she makes to save herself. Then appears a man who gets her to a small piece of land, she knows this is not just a man but much more.
This is a short story about fighting your back from depression and loss. Rediscovering the will to live and having the strength to move on.
This author's writing style has me needing a full length novel, I will be checking out all of her other work. She is amazing!
Loss. Love. Depression. Grief. Rebirth. This 14 page short story held such power. Cori Vidae has a way of writing that makes me feel like I’ve read a full length novel in a few quick minutes.
Of Water reminded me of an old tale involving a male selkie and instead of power taken FROM him, he GIVES power - the power to go on in life and realize that it’s going to be ok.
I just realized I’ve written the word POWER in this review 4 times. That’s my interpretation of the theme of this story. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Mara has lost everything that she held dear. Now she is all alone. While grieving, she felt the call of the ocean.Read more
This book was a very quick read and I wished there was more to it.Read more
The ocean can be a very calming place for many people.Read more
Of Water is a short story by Cori Vidae.Read more