Short Story: Mermaid Hunt

Captain Marda is hunting mermaids…or are they hunting her?

Artwork by ​Mayticks.

​When hunting mermaids, it’s best to keep your rudder close and your first mate closer.

That’s why Captain Marda allows these brief nighttime trysts with Barth. Barth lays his stubble against the smooth white of the place under her collarbone, and she keeps the map open on the communicator. He whispers things like, “fins like gold”…

--

--

--

I'm a writer, editor, publisher, and poet. I write about writing. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com or on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath!

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

EXCERPT: Read a Story from Daniel Coshnear’s SEPARATION ANXIETY

The Woods Near the Lake House

The Stories Lie, I Never Loved A Bull

Make a wish

The Ballad

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Holly Lyn Walrath

Holly Lyn Walrath

I'm a writer, editor, publisher, and poet. I write about writing. Find me online at www.hlwalrath.com or on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath!

More from Medium

Groovy For Eternity

Photo by me on Twitter

Bad Ideas I Have Brainstormed

Book Review: The Princess Pact by Melanie Cellier

The Invisible Curse of Misophonia