Mythical Drabbles: ‘On the Beach, Coated in Golden Sunlight’ by Joachim Heijndermans

Please enjoy today’s Thai myth-inspired drabble, ‘On the Beach, Coated in the Golden Sunlight’ by Joachim Heijndermans!

On the Beach, Coated in Golden Sunlight

Joachim Heijndermans

The world is still coated in the blue shroud of the night. On the horizon, a line of golden light waits to ascend.

She steps forward, her discarded clothes now part of the path made by her bird-talons in the sand.  I watch her, my stomach growling for food that I refuse to give it, mesmerized by the sight of her.

She strikes a pose, standing in the shallow waters that kiss the shores, waiting for her moment.  My kinnaree, my love.

The light comes. Thus, she begins her dance on the beach, her body now coated in golden sunlight.

Joachim Heijndermans writes, draws, and paints nearly every waking hour. Originally from the Netherlands, he’s been all over the world, boring people by spouting random trivia about toys, movies and comics. His work has been featured in a number of anthologies and publications, such as Mad Scientist Journal, Ahoy Comics, and The Gallery of Curiosities. His story ‘All Through the House’ was adapted as an episode of the Netflix animated anthology ‘Love, Death & Robots’.  He’s currently in the midst of completing his first children’s book. You can check out his work at, or follow him on Twitter: @jheijndermans.

Work included in the Insignia Drabbles anthologies:

Mythical Creatures of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.3.)

Mythical Beings of Asia (Insignia Drabbles Vol.4.)

Featured Photo by Hannah Reding on Unsplash

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