Fucking A Mermaid While On Holiday In Cornwall

Fucking A Mermaid While On Holiday In Cornwall
“The mermaid lives in a pool about a mile from the cottage. She’s not like the mermaids in books. She has legs, but her skin is soft and silvery and she can’t be out of the water for more than a few minutes before it starts to hurt. There are thin crests along the back of her legs and arms, like the fins of a fish. Her hair is different too: it’s green and wavy and smooth like how I imagined coral might feel when I coloured pictures of it at nursery school.”

A short story with an overly-literal title. Published as a stave in The Pigeonhole’s collection Sex Staves. Read online here.