The Message by Jennifer Walker

The Message Jennifer Walker In the great hall of the palace of Poseidon the merpeople of Atlantis waited for their Queen to speak. To her right floated her daughter Nerissa, an unusually thick mermaid the shape of a small orca. To her left her…

Episode Fourteen – The Aquine

Taja cooed at the aquine as it bobbed and floated, seeming content in her hand. She followed Ranseur up to the woman’s mansion. The afternoon sun dipped, the sky’s burnt orange hue casting a backdrop of light about the steepled manor. “Uh-queen?” Taja turned…

Episode Thirteen – White Cap

Episode Thirteen – White Cap “I looked to the sea to remember, and she did not disappoint.” -Herron Huron of the Merfolk   Come child, Ranseur’s voice echoed in Taja’s head. You should have found it by now. Taja’s lips curled to one side,…

Episode Twelve – The Island

“Staying close to the sea makes you glad you are alive.”                                               -The Lady, Tarot Ranseur “I—I don’t want to live in…

Episode Eleven – Discovery

“One must willingly wash away self-defined illusions to truly discover who you really are.” -The Scrolls of V’lique, the Ancient Philosopher Taja waded knee-deep into the warm waters of the ocean, then stopped and glanced back to the shore, only to find Ranseur walking…

Episode Ten – The Past Is Your Future

“The past never is truly passed.” -The Lady, Tarot Ranseur “Awake my darling.” Ranseur’s pleasant but unwelcomed voice washed through Taja’s sleepy ears. “There is much to be done today.” “Wha-what?” Taja rubbed her eyes and stirred in her bed. She had never been,…

Episode Nine – Return to the Ocean

“Grief is the price one must pay if one is to love.” – Abbot Llewellyn Vir “No!” Taja screamed and fell to her knees. Her eyes clouded in tears and confusion. The mental likeness of the bloody knife stained her consciousness, and the shrill…

Episode Eight – Silverwave

“Waves with the tide ebb and flow, their sound both welcomed and feared.” -The Lady Tarot Ranseur “It’s nothing like I’ve ever seen,” Ramsay confided to Yasmine and Taja, as the forward carriage of the Symphony of Daydreams neared the gates of Notre Nouveaux….

Episode One: Flotsam and Jetsam

“Time and tide wait for no one.” -Archdeacon Tagore, of the Shrine of the Ancient Oceans “I’m tellin’ ya, Parson, it’s the truth.” Derbis spun the tale a second time. Ascot frowned as he listened to Derbis, growing impatient with the man. Derbis lowered…

The Mermaid’s Genesis by Ad Adi

Once upon a time, at the island of Tinos, lived a little boy and his grandma. They were poor and hungry, and every night his grandma would tell him the story of the golden fish of the depths, to put him to sleep. One…

Merfolk: Sea People of Folklore and Legend by Richard H. Fay

Merfolk: Sea People of Folklore and Legend Richard H. Fay Featured in the lore of many human cultures, merfolk were said to be people of the sea, although some resided in freshwater. In their most usual form, these beings appeared humanoid from the waist…