I really enjoyed this story by Meredith Schwartz in this weeks Strange Horizons, except for the moment where the story makes it explicit that the narrator is a mermaid. I like the oblique mystery more than the revelation. But I love the word Mermaidification, so all is forgiven.

Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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