According to Slavic folklore, a rusalka is the spirit of a young women who was murdered in or close to a lake or river. They appear as beautiful young women who try to lure men into the water, where they will drown them. AAccording to some legends, should a rusalka’s hair dry out, she will die. A rusalka’s fate can also be undone by avenging her death.
Gasping, Ihronn came up from unfamiliar waters, a forbidding and foreign shore in sight. He shivered and, looking down saw his nakedness transformed. He began to weep, heaving quietly in the waves. For the first time, he felt safe. (LH) #trans #fiction
"There was something a little feral, a little forbidden and freeing about being naked in nature. The sun warm on her skin, skin that had never seen the sun before. The breeze tickling places it had never so much as touched before . . . There was power in that . . . and beauty."--The Creaking Tree (Marquette)