© Bruce Goodman 20 January 2014
Thelxiepeia was a mermaid. She had mermaid friends. Ah! No one believed in mermaids anymore.
Thelxiepeia was angry. Why does the world deny mermaids? She cut off her tail and grew two legs. Now she is a siren. She sings like the wind. She kills every sailor who hears her song when the ship passes by.
Her vengeance hasn’t died, but she’s tired of sailors.
They say she’s growing wings.