The fourth story in Tales from Forgotten Days is “Changing Tides”. It started based on something I dreamed about one night, but after I was done tweaking nothing from the dream is actually still in there. Which tends to be how that goes for me; dreams are nice for inspiration but lousy for actual story. Here is the back of book description:
The goddess Ninedinni loses an epic battle with her consort/son and falls to the sea. She washes ashore and a laconic fisherman’s widow rescues her.
Ninedinni feels the life already growing inside her. The cycle repeats: birth, childhood, adulthood then battle. For so many lifetimes Ninedinni tried to change the cycle, but always failed.
Now, alone with the silent childless widow, Ninedinni searches for one last thing to try, to change the pattern that rules her days.
“Changing Tides”, a tale of humans and deities, and forces stronger than both.