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The Witch Sea by [Diemer, S.E., Diemer, Sarah]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 1373 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GQYZZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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This story was not at all what I was expecting. I expected that it would be some short, typical erotic tale. It was nothing like that. It was so much more about love, pain, suffering, confusion, heartache... so much went into this tale that I found myself at a loss for words as I finished. The point was not about lesbians having a sexual encounter- it was about love in expected places. The one sexual scene was well-written innuendo, not graphic content. Beautifully written- I highly recommend this one.
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Ms Diemer has written another of her brilliant and scintillating fairy tales. I'm buying anything this author produces because every one of them is worth reading. Her stories combine unusual and intricate plots with well-thought-out characters who develop and grow even in short stories.

The change and growth in Meriel as the story progresses is emotional and dramatic. But it's the unexpected ending that got me. Ms Deimer's writing reminds me of the best of Poe. Stories like "Masque of the Red Death" and "Silence a Fable" have the same imaginative lyrical and poetic qualities that Ms Diemer pours into her storytelling.

The evolution of Nor's over just a few pages, and the effect she has on Meriel is heart-warming to read, even if the ending is dark and unexpected. It's a passionate story and I recommend it.
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I did not read the book, I savoured it. Incredible how Diemer's words evoked rich, detailed, energetic, painful, touching pictures in my mind and in my heart. I loved the interplay of personal destiny, family legacy and collective responsibility. Well done!
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Gorgeously written this story was a gift I didn't know I needed - a gift for the lesbian soul - a fairy tale that actually spoke openly to me as a lesbian. What surprised me was the pain that came up, again, even though I am well into crone status, at the fact I grew up with no images to reflect who I am, who I was born to be, and how to escape the wicked spells cast by the fearful. Witch Sea can help change this for the generations who are yet to come.

Like the characters in the story, lesbians have historically been held invisible prisoners to illusion, prisoners to the popular social construction of reality passed on by the voices of our mothers, fathers, husbands (got to be fair here *S*) as we stood both isolated and lonely and on the shore looking out and longing for "home". This fairy tale both pointed out the void and then immediately and satisfying filled it.

At the risk of repeating myself, I realized/was reminded that my younger self had been deprived by not having this type of literature available, and I recognized an old longing as profound as Meriel's, as she struggles with separating her voice from her family tradition in an effort to discover her true voice (Self), free of the repeating tapes of her straight mother's commands as well as the mother/grandmother's ugly lack of empathy - the extreme lack of empathy by the way - being one definition of evil (see M. Scott Peck), but we all know the battles of evil and magic are the classic fodder of the hidden teachings within fairy tales. Nor, already knows who she is and longs to return to her true essence. She is the embodiment of empathy and love, a power more potent than the fear holding the illusion in place. A beautifully spun tale and hey, who says there can't be two good witches in the same story, one helping the other find truth?

The author is onto something special here and I am very glad to have stumbled across this treasure.
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This is a really interesting ... novella, I guess? Slightly longer than what you'd call a short story. In any case - there's some evocative prose. The author has a great handle on making a story feel mythic. There's a timelessness to this ...

Themes of filial duty and denial are present here, and also there's magic lesbians, so like. It's awesome if that's what you're into.

Good stuff.
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This is one beautiful story that takes you far beyond any possible expectation to a fantasy beyond any dreamworld. It's a poem, it's a love letter, it's an environmental epic; beautifully written, carefully crafted. It was an honor to read it. It was a fabulous introduction to an amazing author.
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Now this is definitely how you do a deep short story; there was just enough history that you knew what was going on and had context for the story- and just enough emotion that you connected well with the character. Ultimately it was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time, and it did it all in less than 50 pages.

I would, truthfully, absolutely love to see this beautiful piece turned into a full novel. It deserves so much more.
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This short story didnt feel so much as "written" as it did painted by masterful brushstrokes. It was lyrical, haunting and exceptionally crafted. In fact, I got so into it that it certainly didn't feel like a short work at all, just that I'd read a novella (devoured actually) in record time.

If your expecting a little girl-on-girl action, you won't get it here. Well maybe just a little, but this is certainly not erotica. This story is more a fantastical love tragedy than any standard genre read.

I've certainly found a new favorite author! Pick it up, you won't be sorry:-)
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