The Sailor Who Loved A Mermaid

He was son of a sailor, and grandson of a sailor. Since his early childhood he had learned to love the sea. He loved to watch the fishes. He stayed still behind a rock and watched them swimming.

One day, he saw those creatures that sailors mention when they drink too much: the mermaids.

Although there were many mermaids, he had eyes just for one.

During years, sailor and mermaid met in the same rock. But the other mermaids, feeling anguished for that impossible love, sang a song of oblivion. And the mermaid forgot the sailor.

But the sailor kept going to the same rock with a guitar, singing love songs, so some day, the mermaid would remember again.

So one day, the mermaid recovered her memories.

Thus, the mermaid and the sailor kept meeting in the same rock, because true love can't be caught in oblivion.

-Emma Alvarez-

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Sincerae (means "Morningstar") said...

Beautiful story, Emma:)
One of my favorite fairy tales is The Little Mermaid, the Hans Christian Anderson version.

Emma Alvarez said...

I love Hans Christian Anderson, his tales were real jewels of fantasy books.

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