The drabble challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by Aheila on her blog: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com A reminder how it works: read the prompt and find your angle; write a drabble (100 word story, give or take 5 words); post a direct link to the drabble in your comments



The Merfolk harboured a deep-seated distrust for the Human Race, so the announcement met with a roar of disapproval.

The Elder held up his hand. "It is our way, part of an age-old tradition. She will have to leave us for a while."

Some of the older mermaids recalled a horrific tale – a mermaid had been captured by Humans and put on public display…

"She will remember little about this life. When she reaches twenty one years, memories will return and she can choose: remain with the Humans or return to the Merpeople."

Syrenelle understood. She bowed her head in submission.



  1. Shah Wharton on November 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Oh this read like a teaser for a novel. And I was teased. Good peice. 😀

    • tara tyler on November 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      that was the beginning of a wonderful tale!

  2. Ryan on November 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    It's not often your drabbles use this genre, but I'm really happy you posted this one. It's a definite thought-provoking piece with great potential for a short story, novel or series. Nicely doone, M!

  3. Quentin, Jenna (@JennaQuentin) on December 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I love mermaids – very intriguing!
    BTW, there's a blogging present for you on my blog!

    • mish on December 3, 2011 at 10:30 am

      Thanks Jenna… popping by asap to check it out!

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