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”…



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Holly Lyn Walrath

Holly Lyn Walrath


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