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Youngest Swan Brother

We had been turned into swans, and we relied on our sister to break the spell. To do so, she had to make shirts for the six of us. She had to weave them from asters, then sew them, and speak not a single word. She hid in the woods for some time, but then the king...

White Wolf

Last night, a woman came to my door. She sat outside and told her story. I crept to the door and listened. She said she had fallen in love fell with a prince who was a wolf by day and a man by night. Then a servant threw his wolf-skin into the fire, and he disappeared...

Black Swan Man

I was fishing where I should not have been fishing, and I took something I should not have taken. I fished a baby bunyip out of the water. What is a bunyip? Well, it is a creature that is something between a calf and a seal. I wanted to take it home to my sweetheart,...

Grieving Shepherdess

I watch my sheep in the meadow. I try not to remember the old days when I was blissfully married to the best of all men. I try not to remember the siren’s grip on him and the flood that divided us. Tonight, another shepherd has taken out his flute. He is playing...