The Sixth Swan

MindFlights, May 2008


Cynthia visits a friend for a pleasant summer weekend, only to stumble upon a frightening family secret. Published in MindFlights. This magazine has sadly ceased publication.

This story grew out of my long-time interest in swan maidens and the fairy tale of The Six Swans. The town in the story is a combination of two small Pennsylvania towns, one where I grew up and one where I live now. I’m ashamed to say I took many of the bad things about them, but few of the good. Both towns offer a lot more for residents than the one in the story!