The Swan Maiden by Lynn E. O'Connacht
Approx. 5,790 words.
Published on December 19, 2012.
Eliza has fallen deeply in love with a swan maiden. Not wanting to rob her lady fair of her freedom like people in the stories do, Eliza travels to Faerie to seek a boon of the Fairy Queen: to become a swan maiden herself and thus stay with her love for as long as they both shall live.