The Unhappy MermaidThe Unhappy MermaidThe Unhappy Mermaid by ~SkitSkittle
Off the coast of the Hawaiian islands a pod of merfolk lived under the forever moving currents of the ocean. They swam in the reefs under the light of the full moon and dove out to the deep waters by day. Their life was peaceful and calm. One mermaid was not happy with playing with dolphins and collecting sea shells. She wanted to fall in love.
The mermaids name was Kaimana , which means diamond and that is exactly what Kaimana thought she was. No one was as good as her. She was the fastest swimmer and had the most beautiful hair. Her tail was a deep magenta color, different from the common greens and blues. Kaimana thought very high of herself but that did not make her completely unloving. She was kind when expected but mean whenever anyone questioned her choices. Pride was one of the mermaids flaws, but not the worst. No, the worst flaw was Kaimana’s inability to be happy.
One cool night, when the moon was but a sliver, the merfolk surfaced above one
MonsterMonster by ~dynne3
As I lay here, I watch my little girl type her college essay on a bright laptop, and I realize that she isn’t so little anymore. She’s grown up, but at least I’m still here with her. I still remember the first day we met. It was love at first sight.
*DING DONG! The doorbell rang, one dark, stormy night. I stayed put, lying on the floor of the guest bedroom closet, waiting to hear who was at the door. “Hey Linda, thanks again for letting us come over.”
“Of course! Any time! Where are the kids? Did you tell them?”
“Ya. Chuck is bringing them in. Their pretty upset.”
I crept out of the closet and made my way to the door to peek into