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“Catch” in Denizens of Distant Realms

Not quite eight years ago, my friends and I went on a writing retreat, and that excursion resulted in one of my favorite stories that I’ve written. “Catch” is a story of mermaids and love, and it wouldn’t have happened quite the way it did without that writing retreat.

The house we rented was on a lake, and it was advertised as having a dock and a kayak, but none of us were super interested in outdoor adventures. However, I wound up using the dock as a writing spot, with my bare feet in the very cold water, sketching out the beginning of a story. The small island that appears in “Catch” was inspired by a similar small island in the lake, not too far from the shoreline.

If you’re interested in reading this story, the only place to find it is inĀ Denizens of Distant Realms.

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