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What does a mermaid ask Santa for at Christmas? Follow young Meena and her father to find out!
Approximately 3,000 words
(Originally included in the Christmas Lites II Anthology but has been reedited and fleshed out.)
This title also includes the first three chapters of Flukes by Nichole Chase
- Original Title:A Mermaid for Christmas
- Author:Nichole Chase
- Rating:7.4 / 10
- Genre:Young Adult
- Publisher:Published December 11th 2013 by N. Chase (first published November 16th 2013)
The brisk wind ruffled his hair as he pointed his boat down the coast. Marion sat at the front, large sunglasses concealing most of her face. Even from where he was, he could see the tiny lines along her mouth. They were the only indication of her grief. His heart clenched, and he had to swallow around the lump in his throat. Nothing seemed to help her with the emotional pain, and she had been drifting further and further away. Between the miscarriage and the destruction from the hurricane, things looked really bleak for their small family.
The refuge center they had taken over last year was in terrible debt and, after this storm, there might not be enough left to bother saving. They would be lucky if they were able to pull together enough money to even move out of the center. Shaking his head, he let his eyes travel along the shoreline, noting the debris washed ashore. His keen gaze looked for beached animals and grounded ...