“Awakened” is Melissa Marr’s short story, born of a marriage between Kate Chopin’s classic short story, “The Awakening,” and ancient Irish folk tales of mysterious women who slip in and out of the sea in disguise.
And oooh, we’re just enthralled by this story of a whirlwind seaside romance that, um, isn’t quite what it seems. What will become of Eden and Leo? What is the mysterious, precious thing that he’s stolen to keep her close? Will she learn to love a life of luxury in his mansion by the sea—or will she eventually rebel and bury one of Leo’s precious tiny fish forks up to the hilt in his eye socket? We’re hoping for the latter, but no spoilers; you can snag “Awakened” today as a digital short, or you can sit tight until October 22 when the whole entire collection hits shelves.
What do you think of this chilling tale from “Rags & Bones”?