4:2: “The Water Sprite’s Lament” by Marcie Lynn Tentchoff

4:2: “The Water Sprite’s Lament” by Marcie Lynn Tentchoff
She can’t understand
but listens to their weeping
for the men she’s claimed
and tries to mimic sorrow
with her dripping hair.

 


 

Marcie Lynn Tentchoff lives on the west coast of Canada. Her work has appeared in various magazines including On Spec, Weird Tales, Aoife’s Kiss, and Talebones, as well as in anthologies and online publications.
The Water Sprite’s Lament is the latest example of my fascination with the alien quality of magical beings, though this specific instance might have been sparked by my young daughter’s bath time. One of the words in the poem was Muse-inspired, but the rest were my own idea.



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