Lynn E. O’Connacht is a writer by twilight and, occasionally, sunlight and moonlight. At all times she is a cisgendered white woman. She holds an MA in English literature with a focus on creative writing and fantasy literature. She has geographically confused spelling despite her education’s best efforts to fix this and has been writing stories for as long as she has been able to write. She used to type her works on an old-fashioned typewriter using red ink, but alas both the equipment and the stories have since been lost to time. She also loves windy days, but hates rain. When she isn't obeying her cats, she is usually found working on or reading in secondary world fantasy.
on April 14, 2013 :
Beautiful. That's really the best word I can think of to describe this story.
This is a unique take on the Swan Maiden legend.
I love Eliza's struggle to keep her emotions in check, so she doesn't do something completely inappropriate, but continues to chase after her passions and dreams.I'm not a huge fan of first person point-of-view, but Eliza swept me up into her longing for her swan maiden, and carried me through her quest. In a way, it felt like the story itself gave me wings to fly through it.
Sweet, and beautiful.
(review of free book)