In the depths of the ocean dwell mysterious creatures. Among them the mermaid has held the fascination of mankind for centuries. Author Jessica L. Elliott tells us about the mermaids in her story, Talori and the Shark:
I knew going into the anthology that I wanted to write a story with either unicorns or mermaids. Since a few other authors had stated they wanted to write about unicorns, I went with my second choice. After all, what little girl hasn't at one point wanted to be a mermaid? Most mermaid stories take her out of her home and bring her to land, but for this story I wanted it to be set in her realm: the ocean. There is so much we don't know about this area of our world and who knows? Perhaps there really are mermaids living in the ocean.
The inspiration for the story came in part from my love of fairy tales and mythology. In an underwater mash-up of Cupid and Psyche and Beauty and the Beast, I explored what might happen for a plain mermaid if everything at home suddenly went wrong.
Will you explore the ocean depths with Talori and discover her mermaid world?
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