“Freaking mermaids…” #Weekend Writing Warriors/ #SnippetSunday 4-3-16

Author Paula Millhouse, Coral Reef, Fishandgetem, fiction, paranormalromance

Here’s the setup: When creatures like vampires, werewolves, or even innocent looking fairies go rogue and endanger human lives The Knight’s Watch Brigade shows up and stops them. This story features Samantha “Sam” Silverton and her trusty sidekick Max.

Last week’s last line:  I leapt up onto the side-rail of the “Fish-&-Get-‘Em” and dove down into the turquoise blue water.


   “Freaking mermaids…” My words were clear and pure underwater, but if any humans had been near they would have only heard a distortion, a fracture of my voice.

     The stories I’d read in human literature spoke of mermaids as denizens of the deep who lured sailors to their deaths. Those tales were in truth, based on fact. This one was the latest Uber-bitch of the deep, and I wondered if Moriah’s story would change the history books.

    Spotting the fish-tailed floozie, I stalked over the coral toward the floundering mermaid. The fishing line was wrapped around her scaled hips several times, and she struggled to free herself. “Looks like I foul-hooked you – too bad the barb missed your mouth.”

     The mermaid stopped, turned and glowered at me, her blond hair floating around her like an angel’s halo. “How dare you?”



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Happy April, Warriors. As always, I love to read your feedback in the comments. This story is really shaping up, and while Max the talking cat is not on deck this week, he’ll be back shortly. You can click the LIKE button to let me know you’ve been here. Happy writing.


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Published by Paula Millhouse

Author Paula Millhouse http://www.paulamillhouse.com Where Fantasy, Romance, and Suspense collide.

30 thoughts on ““Freaking mermaids…” #Weekend Writing Warriors/ #SnippetSunday 4-3-16

  1. He’s caught her, but what does he plan on doing with her. Love his lines, but I’m also looking forward to finding out what she has to say to him. 🙂

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  2. I like that the tales of luring sailors to their deaths is true. I hope you explain the why behind them doing that. Do they eat humans and it’s a delicasy? Good snippet, Paula.

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