She felt at peace as she stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean.
The Sorceress had foretold the outcome of this day 90 years ago when she was a mere 15.
She’d had a good life with her human family, a full and happy life.
She felt a tightness in her chest as she stumbled forwards and fell.
Her heart spluttered and seized as she spiralled down through the air.
All the pain disappeared the moment she hit the water and her consciousness faded.
Verna the mermaid had gone home, to her final resting place at sea.
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20 thoughts on “At Peace: Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge”
I love mermaid stories! I’m happy knowing she’s at peace. Nice writing.
Thank You 🙂
Sounds like the fin-ish.
I’m pleased she’s found some peace at last. No mean feat standing on the top of a cliff on your fish-tail. 😉
I rather like this, but then I love mermaids.
How can you not love a mermaid 🙂
I’m guessing she didn’t have fins until she hit the water. Cute story.
A mermaid to match my giant! Dorset is bringing out the mythical in us. Enjoyed your story.
Thank You 🙂
And afterwards she turned to foam… If I recall the sad ending of Anderssen’s mermaid story
I think your right, It’s been that long I can’t remember – I know I balled my eyes out crying – that part I can remember.
Lovely story – home at last.
It seemed like a suicide at first, so I am glad she’s a mermaid. 🙂
🙂 I saw as it as an old lady ex-mermaid leaving the human world at peace with her time here 🙂
She’s 105 years old, she has a right to find peace and final rest in her old home. I love the idea of the old mermaid. Lovely story.
Thank you 🙂