Mermaid Breakup


“I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking,”  Merrick apologized, pausing for Marin to say something. She  folded her arms in response to his pathetic excuses. Merrick continued, looking at the sea floor,  “It won’t happen again; I promise.” Marin seethed in silence, unsatisfied with Merrick’s weak promises.

Merrick peeked up through long lashes to see Mairin’s rage reaching the boiling point. Throwing her arms up in disgust, Mairin screamed, “I don’t want to hear it! There’s no excuse! You lying, no good… I hope you…. and… your… mistress get attacked by pirates! We are done–for good!! We are never getting back together!!!”






—100 words—

Trifecta: Week Eighty-Nine

The weekly prompt.

WEAK (adjective)

1: lacking strength: as
: deficient in physical vigor : feeble, debilitated
: not able to sustain or exert much weight, pressure, or strain
: not able to resist external force or withstand attack

: easily upset or nauseated <a weak stomach>
2a : mentally or intellectually deficient
: not firmly decided : vacillating
: resulting from or indicating lack of judgment or discernment
: not able to withstand temptation or persuasion <the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak>
3: not factually grounded or logically presented <a weak argument>

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
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English: A Mermaid Français : Une Sirène

Eric checked his oxygen tank for a second time, strapped his goggles on tight and dove beneath the sapphire abyss in search of the woman who had captured his heart.

Max said she was a phantom, a figment of his imagination brought on by the trauma of nearly drowning and the lack of oxygen to his brain, but Eric was going to prove Max and everyone else wrong when he found her.

“She had the deepest eyes, the fairest skin, and the voice of an angel,” he once told old Rex only to receive a warning about devious mermaids and sirens who lure men to the deaths a the bottom of Davy Jones’ Locker.

Eric couldn’t believe someone so wondrous and beautiful could be bad, even if she was a mermaid.

That’s when Eric heard the sweet melody below; he swam deeper and deeper into the abyss towards the light, lyrical voice of his angel.

—–155 words—–

Five Sentence Fiction – Goggles

Lillie McFerrin Writes

“Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?”

“Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?”

Despite the pounding in my head, I lingered a bit longer watching the humans clink glasses and sample bits of what appeared to be food off of large shiny metal disks. I was fascinated by their actions. Usually humans came out to sea to capture fish or ride large heavy vessels long distances, but these humans appeared to be celebrating.

“Will you get down here now before you get both of us in trouble?!”

“Do you think we could serve food on large shells like that at Mara’s birthday?”



Daily Prompt: Silver Screen

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!

Oh to pick just one movie and just one quote was too difficult. But I am planning a trip to Disneyland in a couple of weeks and my favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid. So here is a mermaid tale for you today.








If This is the Title… The Apology


“I’m sorry.”   Merrick apologized. “This is my fault. “

He paused, waiting for Marin to say something. She stared back, arms folded, unsatisfied.

Looking at the floor, he continued, “It won’t happen again, I promise.”


Head still bowed, Merrick peeked up through long lashes to see that Mairin’s rage had reached the boiling point.

“I don’t want to hear it!” Mairin retorted throwing her arms up in disgust. “There is no excuse for this! You lying, no good … I hope you and your mistress get attacked by pirates! We are done! For good! We are never getting back together!”


So Liam, over at lifeofathinker, has a writing challenge called “If this is the title” is the name of the challenge. Liam chooses a title and we are to write (up to 500 words) a short story that fits that title. This week it’s ‘’The Apology’. Check it out!