The MagicLand Chronicles

The Cesspool Mermaid

She was living in a small shallow pond full of toxic waste. New Fiction from Charles Bastille

Charles Bastille
Nov 14 · 12 min read

She looked at me with a battered, peeling face that expressed such forlornness that the treachery of sadness was crushing my heart.

Original image by Chris Cornish via Shutterstock. Titling by the author