Nantucket Fairy Tale
was inspired by the illustrations in 19th century novels. Many of these were first published as magazine serials. The portentous captions and cliff-hanging chapter-endings were meant to tempt readers into buying the next issue.
Here, events and their sequence are left up to the viewer—as is the identity of the main characters. Start anywhere. Make up a new ending. Use the guestbook to write your own story.
© Ariel Swartley