Seaside Story


A Visit to the Seaside

The boy stumbled over the body of a mermaid, long dead.

The sea had tangled seaweed onto her hair and body.The crabs had picked at her skin and the gulls, her eyeballs. She stank like meat and fish left too long in the sun.

She was the loveliest thing he had ever seen.


Yvette Natalie U. Tan is a multi-awarded author of horror fiction and the Agriculture section editor of Manila Bulletin.

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