A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid

by Carlos Hernandez and C. S. E. Cooney From the Monograph Sirenas of Garganta by Ven. Damiana Cardosa y Fuentes, Doctora de Filosofia Naturál They are gigantic. We could not see sirenas because they are gigantic! Too long have our imaginations been limited by sea shanties that portrayed sirenas as lusty, acid-tongued wenches who (how?)Continue reading “A Minnow, or Perhaps a Colossal Squid”

The Collector

by Tara Campbell This story previously appeared in Latchkey Tales, Elementals: Children of Water in July, 2014 Content note: This story contains consumption of alcohol, consumption of live animals, and a child in peril. The mermaid wriggled up toward the surface of her lake, eyes fixed on the shiny cylinder floating above her. She pluckedContinue reading “The Collector”

My Little Mermaid

by Lorraine Schein This story originally appeared in Hysteria #7, 1995 Content Note: This story contains references to and descriptions of sexual activity My little mermaid lives at home in my apartment in a small goldfish bowl on the night table next to my bed.  I’ve decorated her bowl with a pink and green turretedContinue reading “My Little Mermaid”