THE WATER BRIDE IS IN PRINT!
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The Water Bride is a #photograficnovel, seven years in the making. A contemporary legend about a bad bargain, the story is told by Water (the element). Her groom is us, represented by a selection of historical and current mechanical devices. Will Water be harnessed? Can a relationship like this survive?
Published by Last Seacoast Books, February, 2021, The Water Bride is having its digital debut as a serial novel, posted two pages a day for 16 days, both here and on Facebook: Ariel Swartley and Instagram: Ariel.Swartley
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1 title page

1 title page

2 Is it my turn now?

2 Is it my turn now?

3 Where do I begin?

3 Where do I begin?

4 Call me Aqua

4 Call me Aqua

5 I’m not the first to have made a disastrous marriage

5 I’m not the first to have made a disastrous marriage

6 Oh? And what would you call it?

6 Oh? And what would you call it?

7 What did I imagine? The usual frothy things

7 What did I imagine? The usual frothy things

8 Silly as it sounds, I could almost see myself as mistress of his mansion

8 Silly as it sounds, I could almost see myself as mistress of his mansion

9 But it was lovely to be asked, with such gravity, to flow just here.

9 But it was lovely to be asked, with such gravity, to flow just here.

10 You did ask. At first.

10 You did ask. At first.

11 Accepting the proposal, I left in a rush

11 Accepting the proposal, I left in a rush

12 Eager for the harmony I thought was offered, I had strange dreams

12  Eager for the harmony I thought was offered, I had strange dreams

13 Very strange dreams

13 Very strange dreams

14 No I don’t want to go for a spin. I’m telling my story.

14 No I don’t want to go for a spin. I’m telling my story.

15 At last I arrived and saw my “mansion”

15 At last I arrived and saw my “mansion”

16 There was no turning back

16 There was no turning back

17 My escort was waiting

17 My escort was waiting

18 This is not what I meant at all.

18 This is not what I meant at all.

19 But I had to suffer that embrace.

19 But I had to suffer that embrace.

20 Then I was taken to my chamber and shown my wedding gifts

20 Then I was taken to my chamber and shown my wedding gifts