Wednesday Nite Write: Water Spirits

Art by Zoumana Sane

You’re a child of Mami Wata living in Cincinnati near a body of water (your choice of Mill Creek or the Little Miami). You’re a clean water rights activist trying to get city council to help clean up pollution.

Note: Mami Wata (Mammy Water), or La Sirene, is a water spirit venerated in West, Central, Southern Africa, and in the African diaspora in the Americas. Mami Wata spirits are usually female but are sometimes male.

Wednesday Nite Write: Inkanyamba

From Encyclopedia Mythologica

Let’s continue the MerMay theme by creating a story including an Inkanyamba. According to Wikipedia, “The Inkanyamba is a legendary serpent said to be living in a waterfall lake area in the northern forests near Pietermaritzburg most commonly in the base of Howick Falls, South Africa.”