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Rotto Shed His Skin Like a Selkie

Six Word Photo Story Challenge: Freestyle

Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge
2 min readJun 29, 2022

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Could that be a mermaid tail?

You know it’s cold when Chilli consents to a wearable blankie (dog coat). With her thick heeler fur, she seldom feels the cold.

Rotto, on the other paw, shivers and shakes wanting his wearable blankie as soon as there is a bit of breeze. Unlike his looks which come from his Kelpie heritage, Rotto’s fur is all Staffy — short and sparse.

Rotto thinks he looks rather adorable in his wearable blankie and struts about proudly. But he’s not shy about stripping off either. Given this, Rotto is a perfect candidate to be a Selkie — or perhaps a merpup!

Some Quick Merfolk Facts

🧜‍♀️There are four main groups of Merfolk:

  • Sirens — Sea-nymphs who lure sailors with their enchanting voices.
  • Deities — Gods and Godesses of the sea.
  • Selkies — Seal in water and human on land.
  • Mermaid (also known as the Disneyfyed Mermaid).

🧜‍♀️Odysseus, (from Homer’s Odyssey) successfully escaped the clutches of the Sirens after the Trojan War.

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Sandi Parsons
Six Word Photo Story Challenge

Sandi Parsons lives & breathes stories as a reader, writer, and storyteller📚 Kidlit specialist, dipping her toes in the big kid’s pool.