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For the remainder of April, my Blogging from A to Z April Challenge posts will include: (1) the font/prompt info, (2) a brief story pitch inspired by the chosen font, and (3) any supplemental creative fodder (e.g., notes, character sketches, perspective lines, images) I chose to share.
The first thing that came to mind upon choosing today’s font was mermaid story. I can’t help it. I saw the movie Splash (starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah) at a very impressionable age. I don’t think I’ll every outgrow the fantasy of one day becoming a mermaid. As a writer, the next best thing is writing a short story where the main character magically becomes one.
For Day 25, I chose the font Underwater by Mr Fisk as my prompt and inspiration for today’s flash fiction.
2017 © Anjela Curtis
Nadine was a competitive swimmer whose lucky charm gave her the ability to swim like a fish. As a child, she’d dreamed of becoming a mermaid ever since the day she’d found the old fishtail charm on the lakeshore near her family’s summer cabin. As an adult, she would settle for the Olympics. When a tragic skiing accident ends in the amputation of both of her feet, she’s determined to end her life, drowned within the depths of Lake Michigan. Surprised to find herself pulled aboard the vessel of a handsome biologist and in possession of a new tail fin, a life without feet takes on new meaning when she finds herself in love with a man who can’t believe she’s real.
Genre: Adult, Fantasy