The Face in the Water – Basilike Pappa

On Free Verse Revolution again, with a re-telling of Snow White.

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I am a lake.

I lay myself in the heart of this land where the snow falls soft, the rain sings gray, and the dark is trimmed with the song of the nightingale. I am smooth in serenity or ripple in mirth. The world around is mirrored in me – the traveling clouds, the austerity of the woods, the hills, and on one of them a castle of gleaming stone. I am water, that out of which everything is born. I have a million memories.

She was a queen – tall and sinuous, with black eyes, opal skin and a voice sweet like deceit. She touched me and smiled at the way droplets hung from her fingertips like liquid diamonds. She looked into me, saw her face, and said: ‘How beautiful I am! Surely this lake hasn’t seen a face

like mine. Nor should it ever see.’

I rippled in…

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The Face in the Water: A Snow White re-telling

I am delighted, glowing and overjoyed that my story The Face in the Water was picked for the 10th issue of Timeless Tales, a wonderful magazine of fairytale and myth re-tellings. This issue’s theme is Snow White, and the writers it features have taken my breath away with their imagination and writing skills.

If you find the time to read, I’d love to know your thoughts.

Timeless Tales Magazine