Ok, this is a prologue to a much longer story I'm writing, and it's based on a dream I had. I like it alot.
A friend from ElfTown (Cathook) drew a picture of a mermaid attached to a shps hull. After weeks of talking about it, she challenged me to write the story of how it came to be. Well, here it is. (The story changed a little from her original, but she sounded happy with the changes. THANKS CATHOOK!) http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/c/a/cathook/mermaidc.jpg.html
There is a beautiful mermaid image I found for this poem. You can find her at 2nd down on left
The story made it's own way in my head when I drew a mermaid. she's nearly finished, so I'll might update her as an illustration.
This is a moral fairytale about vanity, and the dangers of being vain or trying to become beautiful through the wrong means. It is very child orientated, but can be enjoyed by all. Storyline- princess jealous of sisters beauty, steals something from mermaid to make her more beaiutiful.
James, suffering from the mermaid's curse, must concoct a plan to face the sea-nymph and wrest a counter-curse from her directly.
James descends to the bottom of the ocean and through the merwoman's trench to her underwater kingdom. Involves a Beowulf inspired battle beneath the sea (very loosely inspired!).
This story began with a dream of being a mermaid swimming into the sea. I played around with making it the classic fairy tale of the orphan and the evil witch, but that just seems too cliche. I wanted characters who felt like people I knew. I wanted the Mermaids to actually be adapted to the ocean enviroment, instead of the creation of VERY lonely sailors. I also love the idea of what happens next in fairy tales (Into the Woods, anyone?), and I honestly hate the message of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid.' A sixteen year old girl who abandons her family for a man she has seen once (once!) gets daddy's blessing and eternal happiness? Not in any world I know. So I emphasized the mermaid's self-centeredness, made the witch someone who just does what she has to do to get by, made daddy mermaid bitter, introduced a granddaughter, and let the whole thing run.
Marooned alone Chloe continues to adjust and adapt to life on the island. But is she beginning to adapt a little too well....??
This a story about a boy who wanted to be a mermaid, or whatever male mermaids are called! And how two real mermaids made a bet about his destiny...
I'm attempting to write a series of stories centering around an island named Serena. On the island or in the surrounding waters of Serena live three races humans, a race of mermaids & mermen named Mers and the third is a half breed race that comes from human & Mer unions. If anyone has a suggestion for naming the half breed race let me know. This is the first short story written from this series. The island Serena has been all but destroyed due to a volcanic explosion on the island. All of the human population is injured. Some humans are even dead. Selina a brave female Mer has just rescued Jaime a male human where our story picks up.
I really don't like this story, but I thought people might want to see one of my worst works. I would like to dedicate this story to the memory of a good friend of mine who always looked on the positive side of things. This is for you, Aubrey.
A farmer's son and a blacksmith's son compete for a great gift of fate.
I became infatuated with mermaids for a short time. This is the only tangible evidence of such.
A tale of self discovery and life lessons. We follow Bindi, away from her home into a world of mystery, remarkable characters and adventure as she searches for the answers to her questions. Along the way you may even learn some surprising things about yourself.