The myths of my people say only a true bride of the Sea God can bring an end to his insatiable wrath. When the otherworldly storms rise from the East Sea, lightning breaking the sky and waters ripping up the shore, a bride is chosen and given to the Sea God.
Or sacrificed, depending on the measure of your faith.
Every year the storms begin, and every year a girl is brought to the sea. I can’t help but wondering if Shim Cheong believes in the myth of the Sea God’s bride. If she’ll find comfort in it before the end.
Weekly Quote for Week 20-2022 ~ The Witch Collector by Charissa Weaks
“In another life, I would’ve tried to know her. I would’ve admired her and read her poems written by my own hand. I would’ve walked with her through fields of stardrops, danced with her in the stream.”