Tuesday, April 22, 2008


As it turns out, it is not the water nymph who dies in Rusalka. It's the prince, killed by her kiss. She is apparently doomed to become a will o' the wisp and spend eternity luring travelers to watery deaths in marshes.

The music was lovely and the singing fine, but the plot was not great.

I am now working on a second short story titled "The Water Sprite and the Son of the Rich Industrialist." I may not finish this, because right now it is rather unpleasant, due to the male protagonist and his father. Maybe I can find a way to make the story sweeter. The water sprite runs off with the chauffeur? Or a maid?

Maybe she discovers The Communist Manifesto in the son's library and goes back to her lake to raise the consciousness of watery workers.


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