Flame of the Ocean
Kasumi is the daughter of the dragon king, lord of the East Sea. Fiery and defiant, the black sheep of her family, Kasumi finds a friend in the excitable and foolish Satoshi, a farm boy dwelling on the lakeshore. They are in no hurry for their idle days of play to end. But when her father tries to force her to marry, and the only way out is to present another suitor, Kasumi must trick Satoshi into playing the part, and see him safely through the trials set by the dragon king. But will all the fire within her be a match for the power of her father in his seabed kingdom?
Here it is - Flame of the Ocean, my not-ready-for-prime-time novella, all done and assembled in one post! It was several years in the writing, and while it may not be up for the big leagues, I’m still rather fond of it. If you have kids looking for a fantasy story, or if you’re in the mood for one yourself, give it a read and pass on what you think!