In November 2014, I asked readers of my blog to suggest speculative fiction story titles. One reader suggested the title "Wings Beneath Water." I mulled over that title for several months, because I was certain that there was a good story behind it, and I wanted to do it justice. Then, one day, the first sentence arrived in my mind without effort and with startling clarity. "They say when you see wings beneath the water, you get a second chance to live." I began to write, and the story emerged like a figure from a fog, growing more and more real as I continued to tell it.
I submitted "Wings Beneath Water," as a short story of just over 9000 words, to the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest, a large international speculative fiction contest. The story earned Silver Honorable Mention in the second quarter of 2015, which is top 50 internationally. In the autumn of 2016, I began expanding it for publication, believing that there was more to Risha's story than I had originally told.
WINGS BENEATH WATER released in March 2017 as a novella. Snag your copy today!
Here's what readers say about WINGS BENEATH WATER
WINGS BENEATH WATER is a fascinating tale of the immortal Siyeen and his relationship with the tribal Karagi people. I enjoyed WINGS BENEATH WATER for its highly spiritual undertones and the beautiful character development present between the brothers Uraun and Risha. Intrigue, morality, and the struggle for truth are at the forefront of this story, with a bit of thrilling combat thrown in for good measure. Ms. Moriah's best work yet by far.
In [WINGS BENEATH WATER], an intriguing world with two distinct main characters twines organically with the predominant theme… How important is truth, really? And what does one do once they have it? “The truth is simple and clear, but it is so difficult to show those who do not seek for it with their whole hearts.” A poignant story about truth, sacrifice, and brotherly love. Absolutely amazing: 5+ stars.