In Slavic mythology, a female water spirit that leads handsome men to their deaths underwater.(noun)
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Use "rusalka" in a sentence
"To locate the reader in the story you cannot just start talking about rusalka and allow the reader to figure out slowly whether the real world changed only subtly to have a rusalka in it or a magical world changed only subtly to have medical students in it."
"This is a rusalka story, not a fairy tale retelling per se but something that, in the end, came out very personal and intimate and different than most of what I have written, short story-wise."
"It's a rusalka Russian mermaid-siren things story, set in post-war St. Petersburg."