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Inspired by a dream I had a long time ago that sort of stuck with me, although this actually ended up bearing no resemblance to the dream itself. I've worked with this concept before, but as a novel, not flash fiction, so hopefully this works...

Written for Flash Fiction Month: July 3, 2010.
Wordcount: 980
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Intense. Save mahhh babbyyy! D: ! But yeah. This would be a good premise for something longer. Oh waking up after you think you've drowned, somehow the theme is familiar. :D
eldestmuse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I have a prequel somewhere associated with this, as well as a continuation I'd planned, but alas, it hasn't yet materialized.
salshep Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
OOOH -- This is wonderful! Lovely crafting, I was rivetted, and the ending is nicely surprising. Well done. :)
eldestmuse Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Except for the typo I just noticed exterminates should be extremities lol. Oops! But thank you so much, coming from you particularly that makes me feel awesome :)

Now to type up the stories I wrote at my party =D
weird-beard Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Really cool story! I like the ending too, makes my imagination work on what is happening. It could be a good start for a longer story too. It makes me think that mermaids are like cuckoos, that the main character was swapped as a child in a similar manner as the she witnesses at the begining and the baby in the canoe is a lure/test to bring her back to her proper home.
eldestmuse Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
In the original version of this, Meredith was a Selkie's daughter.
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