My Selkie

      Beth Camp / Fantasy / History & Fiction
My Selkie

Set in a small island in northern Scotland in the 1840s, this short fantasy tale introduces Maggie, a young woman who falls in love with a supernatural creature from the sea, and her brothers who make their living as fishermen.Sometimes love arrives when least expected . . . This short story is set in a small fishing village on a remote island in northern Scotland, where seventeen-year-old Maggie lives with her three brothers. Each day, Mac, Michael, and Colin take their small boat out in the sea, while Maggie stays at home. But she is lonely, and when her brothers are gone, she sometimes walks along the beach, not sure why she feels sad. Until one night, she sees a selkie, that mythical creature, half-man, half seal. This story led to Beth Camp's award-winning novel, Standing Stones, about the McDonnell family and their struggle to survive during the Industrial Revolution.
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