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Ondine’s Curse, by Katherine Mankiller

(Since the Electric Velocipede site appears to be defunct.  Originally published December 11, 2013.)

She knew the signs of drowning; she’d seen it many times. Mouth below the waterline, arms pressing the body up out of the water for a breath. He didn’t cry out for help, but then again, they never did. Breathing took precedence. He didn’t kick, didn’t thrash. He didn’t have the energy to waste.

She always felt sorry for mortals. So vulnerable, especially in the water. The poor things just couldn’t manage. Continue reading

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