“Merfolk stories are like first contact stories. It’s cliché to say the ocean is an alien world, but it’s certainly different. I think this aspect is fascinating to explore, especially because land and sea are interconnected, making these differences not only interesting but personal.
So, when merfolk visit land, what might they notice?”
by Priya Chand
“The Shape of Water made me feel less human.”
by Elsa Sjunneson
“Humans have always been fascinated by the notion of people who live in the sea. Mermaid romance combines the allure of the water with the irresistible tug of the unattainable and a dash of sex. ”
by Carrie Sessarego
“I knew I was “crazy” before I knew I was queer. Growing up in the 80s and 90s in the United States (and elsewhere, so many elsewheres), it was easier to know that hearing voices was wrong, while kissing girls was not wrong.”
by Jordan Kurella
by J.D. Harlock There is something ineffable about the allure of the mermaid. Whether it is their boundless potential for riveting tales or the sheer ingenuity of their design, mermaids have somehow managed to capture the imaginations of writers all over the world in a way few other mythical creatures have. Their stories have beenContinue reading “The Many Mermaids of Fiction”
by Karen Porter Sorensen
“Madness you say – Why would you do it?
I asked the mermaids the same question until I tried.”