I can’t believe it! “On the Water’s Edge“, a historical fantasy, appeared on Fiction on the Web in November 2018. This story was frustrating to write, and rewrite, and rewrite five times over. There was a point where I thought this story would never be accepted for publication, but faith and an editor seeing it’s worth has led to this announcement.
Fiction on the Web, based in the United Kingdom, was established in 1996. It’s the oldest short story website on the internet, with more than 2 million views since May 2012.
Here’s the premise for “On the Water’s Edge“:
Frederick Wilde was born knowing he had a father to escape. He found solace in running, running from his father’s blows, running from the woman who loved him. But Frederick couldn’t feel love in return. Not when he believed his father’s abuses, that he murdered his mother in childbirth.
It wasn’t until Frederick stumbled upon a lake, buried deep in a forest, that he discovered love–on the water’s edge. He found a reflection, but it wasn’t his own. It was of a woman named Helena. He wasted away as he waited for the chance to touch his ladylove, until one day she appeared to him with a heart of vengeance.
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