Mermaid Dreams

A crowd of people is swarming around her. They cannot help themselves. Her voice reels them in and holds them spellbound. She sings – of love and loss and letting go – and dances – light on her feet like a prima ballerina. Her audience laughs and cries and when a song comes to its end, they beg for another one, not noticing that the spell has been broken.

She feels sadness.

She has never been happier.

She wants this moment to last.

But she wakes.

Because she chased a dream that turned into a nightmare, she can neither sing nor dance anymore.

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Story 23 of 31 for Story A Day May – I’m stuck in a mermaid rut…

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