Book Series: Sea Foam and Silence

Sea Foam and Silence

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Sea Foam and Silence

(Fairytale Verses #1, Sea Foam and Silence #1)
Release Date: 10 June 2016
Pages: 278

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She warned of the pain. She did.
But no warning can prepare you.
Nothing can.

Long, long ago, a little mermaid became intrigued by the way tall-crabs don't act at all like the prey she's more comfortable chasing. Her quest to understand will take her places she had never dreamed possible - onto land and beyond the endless cold.

But quests always come with a price and hers is no exception. If she cannot find love within a year, she'll become sea foam. With only a month left and no closer to understanding 'love' at all, what is Maris to do? Tall-crabs - humans - are confusing and contradictory and love comes in so many forms, how can she ever know which one is right to win her life amidst friends and family on land?

Fantastical worldbuilding meets verse novels in this queerplatonic retelling of The Little Mermaid, the first story in a series of queer fairytale retellings.

NOTE: Sea Foam and Silence and A Harmony of Water and Weald are also available as a boxset at a reduced price.


little mermaid, aromance, asexual mermaid, aroace prince, lesbian princess, mysterious sea witch, fluff, all the queer fluff, so much fluff, HEA, look humans are just really WEIRD okay, curiousity… transformed the mermaid?, Bernhard is a pure cinnamon roll don’t hug him he’ll hate it, so much water, dancing is love, love is complicated, found family, did I mention that HUMANS ARE WEIRD?, mermaids eat people, queerplatonic polyamory, f/f/m, YA


Tall-crabs aren’t like crabs.
Not really.
Crabs are hard and cute.
They pinch.

Tall-crabs can move like crabs.
I like that about them.
They can pinch you too
If you pull them down after a storm,
But it’s…
It’s not much of a pinch.
You can barely feel it.

Tall-crabs have shells too,
But they’re not very useful.
You tear them off quick as biting.
I’m not sure why they have such soft shells.

I want to ask why.
My sisters do not know or care.
Tall-crabs are easy food,
Better than fish or sharks.

But why do tall-crabs have such soft shells?

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A Harmony of Water and Weald

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A Harmony of Water and Weald: A Sea Foam and Silence collection

(Fairytale Verses #1.5, Sea Foam and Silence #1.5)
Release Date: 1 September 2017
Pages: 118

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She warned of the pain. She did.
But no warning can prepare you.
Nothing can.

Maris has always been intrigued by humans, whether new among them or having lived with them for a year, her curiosity remains. A Harmony of Water and Weald is a collection exploring some of Maris's darker moments as she learns what it means to be human and a glimpse at what her life and family is like after the Sea Witch's deadline has passed.

Though her desire to learn about humanity is insatiable, her new life isn't all sweetness and love. She's abandoned her sisters to live among a people she doesn't understand, walking on feet like she was never meant to. Sometimes her life is homesickness, sometimes frustration, often confusion. Always, though, it is wonder and fierce delight at life.

A Harmony of Water and Weald is a companion to Sea Foam and Silence and contains pieces set both during and after events in that verse novel.


NOTE: Sea Foam and Silence and A Harmony of Water and Weald are also available as a boxset at a reduced price.


cats are land-sharks, collection, grumpy mermaid is very grumpy, feet hurt, humans are STILL really WEIRD, after happily ever after comes more HEA, found family, homesickness, the sea witch is plotting something, presents!, everything is new, visiting the extended family, and then it rained a lot, being ill is THE WORST, but cats are love, mermaids get sick too, being stuck in bed SUCKS, birds are amazing, fluff, so much fluff, demiromantic asexual mermaid is demiromantic, Bernhard remains a cinnamon roll artist of adorbs, polyamory, f/f/m, lesbian princess, aroace prince, mysterious sea witches


This Roar of Tiny Voices

The first time I hear birdsong…
The first time after the Witch gave me legs. ^_^
That first time, it is a soft thing.



Waves of tall-crab life
Washing over them.
Like the roar of a storm
Where you cannot hear the whales
Unless you go down and deep.

Birdsong isn’t like that.
Tall-crab sounds aren’t like that.

It is… flat.
There is no down.
No up.

Forward, backward,
Sideways. Everywhere is pain.

Those first days…
Sea legs, they call it,
This trouble with how still the ground.

I laugh
And I am not sure if I am delighted
Or if I am sick with longing for my sisters. :/

But the birds.

The first time I hear it,
Truly hear it,
Without the din of a city
Overpowering their call,
I am driven to my knees.

Tall-crabs seem to delight
In my ignorance, but this…
This startles them. I think.
Their eyes grow wide
And there is this hitch
In their breathing.

I was walking beside the…. Carriage?
I think they call it a carriage.
I was walking beside it,
Despite the pain and
Despite the fuss
Because I did not want to be shut away
From this beautiful world.

Oh, I make it sound like there
Was silence and then all at once
The birds.
I am, aren’t I? T_T

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