The Selkie’s Husband, now up at Gingerbread House!


I am so, so, so happy – like, heart bursting out of my chest happy! – to announce that my short fiction entitledย The Selkie’s Husband is officially published at Gingerbread House Literary Magazine! This is my favorite piece I’ve written thus far, and with a journal I adore, so this publication is a personally significant one. It would mean the world to me if you gave it a look. (If not for the story then at least for that wowzers artwork by Anna Dittman – holy smokes!)

The Selkie’s Husband is based on a myth found in Irish and Scottish folklore. This creature, the selkie, is a seal that can shed its hide on land and step out as a human woman. If a man steals her seal skin while she is human-bodied he can claim her as his wife, and only by discovering where he has hidden the skin can she return to her rightful form and home. Heartbreaking, right?

I love this story, I love this mag, and I would love it so much if you gave it a read. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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In other news, I’m flying to New Hampshire today to see family and romp around in some sky dandruff. At least, I hope there will be snow – I’m told there hasn’t been a single flake yet. Guess those clouds got some Head and Shoulders, huh?

May your holidays be holly, jolly, merry, and bright. ๐Ÿ™‚




20 thoughts on “The Selkie’s Husband, now up at Gingerbread House!

    • Thank you so much Laura! I’m so glad you felt that way. It means a lot to me that you took the time to read – I’m sure you’re swamped with submissions to your own mag so you certainly didn’t need to read this, but you did. I appreciate that so much. ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Great story – and a fantastic way to end the year (I can see why you love this piece). Very best to you and yours for the festive season – and thank you for your support, encouragement and all round fun in 2015. Looking forward to swapping tales and comments with you in 2016 ๐Ÿ™‚

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