Illustration for ‘Seal Woman’

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‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’ illustrations – ‘Seal Woman’. Selkies are mythological seal-like creatures, widespread through British and Irish folklore, that shed their skins and assume human form when on land. Rachel Rivett’s tale follows a young selkie, captured by a human male on her first trip to the land and her years of longing to return to the sea. For to steal a selkie’s sealskin is to keep her captive. Without it she can never return home and must stay on dry land to yearn for the ocean in her weakening human form…

‘Seal Woman’ appears alongside 16 other short stories in ‘The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2’, published by Mother’s Milk Books. Copies are available from their online store.

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