I want someone to write a book where Mermaids are the women thrown off ships when the sailors got afraid because having a woman on the boat is bad luck. And as they sink to the bottom legs tied together they change slowly until they can breath, until they can use their tied up legs to swim. And they drown sailors in revenge, luring them in by singing in their husky voices still stinging from the salt water they breathed.

(I don’t really write but I just wanted to give it a go at 1 am in the morning)

There was a merchant heading to India to trade for spices in the early 1800s. The merchant was a practical man, not normally one to believe in such old superstitions as women causing bad luck on a ship, but this was his last chance to save his business repay his debts. His only remaining family, his daughter, had come along to help her father. As a storm loomed on the horizon, the merchant, driven mad by his desperation, gave his men an order.

The girl sunk into the water, her heavy heart pulling her down with the weight of her father’s betrayal. Water entered her lungs and her mind started to go blank. She awoke finding herself to resemble a creature she heard in tales from her childhood.

Later, the sun beat down on her as she brushed her fingers through her hair, relaxing in the daytime with her new found sisters. Hearing shouts from behind her, she turned to see the billowing white sails of a familiar ship and smiled…

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