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Exploring the Siren

When my siren appears in my new novel, "Out of the Blue," it is not certain whether she is an angel, young woman, demon or spirit. I have had a long term fascination with water and everything within it--real, from the spiritual realm, folklore, mythology and tales stemming from the imagination. I also love thinking about the possibilities presented by angels. This particular siren that has called to me, is far from angelic. She is of the very old type, not a mermaid but more of a bird woman. What does she want, I wonder. She looks like La Sirene from the Vodou pantheon, being light skinned but not white. Today, I wait for her elusive spirit to return. I am conjuring her, so that I can carry on telling her dark tale in Chapter 2. If any of you out there in the blogosphere have any interesting tales about encounters with Sirens or La Sirene, I would love to hear from you.

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  1. Hi, Stephanie! When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of living in the water. It overwhelmed me, frightened me, gave me shelter. Now that I'm an adult, my water dreams are my "problem solving" dreams, where I always come to discover myself better.

    I can't wait to hear more about your story! See you tonight at Novel in a Year!

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  2. Angie, thanks for stopping by and sharing your wonderful insight about water dreams. I see this story of sirens and blues to be about finding and expressing the authentic self through voice. See you in class!

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