Jackson doesn’t know the legends of the loons. When the mists fade, when the mighty loons zoom across Achilles Lake, when the male loon seeks its mate, the romance begins. Jackson has a secret rendezvous with Kai, his Loon Woman. She calls him her ‘birdman.’ Their heated lovemaking on the cabin floor is interrupted by an intruder. Jackson doesn’t believe the loons’ calls can evoke magical powers, or that their great wings might bring him beyond his ordinary world. Listen for the hot laughing song of the loon. What mysteries lie in loon magic? Believe. A short story of passion, mystery, and magic, with the flavors of “fabulism” of folklore, from the author of the best-selling, award-winning novel The Dazzling Darkness. Magic of the Loons was originally published at Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Fall Issue 2014.
"Magic of the Loons" by Paula Cappa is a lyrical gem of a story, a love triangle set against the haunting atmosphere of a lake that is home to a raft of loons. With lush prose and an evocative setting, Cappa interweaves temptress Kai's seductive and sensuous nature and the fate of the two men who have fallen under her mysterious spell." Award-winning author Lucy Taylor of Fatal Journeys, a collection of short stories.
Paula Cappa is the recipient of an Eric Hoffer Book Award, Readers' Favorite International Bronze Medal for supernatural suspense, and a Gothic Readers Book Club Award Winner.