Stupid Gravity: a mermaid's blog

All Rights Reserved ©

Summary

I had this brainbubble: explore Eastern Neck Island. Problem is: stupid gravity. I'm a mermaid. (picture tail, eh, tale suitable for younger kids too).

Genre:
Fantasy / Humor
Author:
Teanna Byerts
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
2
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Chapter 1


I had this brainbubble...

Check out this place the rays told me about.

Eastern Neck Island. Humans set it aside as a wildlife refuge, so no houses and staring humans and garbage and stuff.

Island.

It's on land.




Really...

NOT...

fun.

Stupid gravity.

We don't have gravity in the sea. We float. We fly.

We flip our fins and get pretty far despite whatever that cartoon character said.

And I still have my voice... who needs a stupid prince anyway.

Fortunately I have friends: Kai and Genevieve.





Stupid gravity!

Get right back on that horse! Grandma always said.



Cool, this works...

...or not.


I finally got the hang of riding a slippery and somewhat sparkly sea horse...


We headed down the boardwalk that goes over the marsh. You can't walk in the marsh, it's too wet, I can't swim there, not enough water. Even a kayak won't float; too much grass.


The boardwalk goes over the marsh and into the woods.


We saw these lovely twisty pine trees.


The dark box with the window is so humans can watch birds and not disturb them.


Yeah, this is cool!



We went down another trail into the woods. The island isn't very far above the water, there's lots of water in the woods.



Tastes fresh, Genevieve says, so it must be from the rain.



We found another beach!


Oh, wait, remember Kai?

He got kind of bored...


"Let's go for a gallop." he says.

Riiiiiight.

Sure.

Uh huh.






It's like riding the waves!


We explored the island some more.


Oyster shells and pebbles rounded by sand and wind and water line the beach.


Foxes explored here before us, looking for rabbits, or maybe the eggs of diamondbacked terrapins.


Or a fish dropped by an osprey or eagle.



There are small wonders too...




We find another beach... full of driftwood and kind of scary.


Like it says on all of those old nautical charts: here there be dragons...


Fortunately for me... Kai has a plan.



So we hung out, roasted marshmallows, and watched the sun go down.


We found out gulls like to dance to mermaid songs.




Time to go home...
where there is no gravity...
no air, except Up...
no color...
and no fire.


Except when dragons make it.





Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

mr: Excellent book. ... If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

webepraising: Loved this story about the dragons, story line was wonderful, now on to book 📖 12 Great 👍 job

Caitlin: It was good. A nice sweet novel that was well written. It did not have a lot of action but mainly focased on the romance of the characters. Over all o good read.

Palak Srivastava: Is the book out?? If yes.. what is the name of it.. n where I can find it ... Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz .. the story is way to good now. 😃😃

Kpop: I love this soo much. I think it has the potential to be amazing.

Dainty: Rarely, do I find gems like this! This had none of the irrelevant weak female leads who live in a world of disbelief and self depreciation, no evil step sister and a truly satisfying end to both vile characters. At times I had the urge to smash both leads together like barbie dolls; if only to ma...

Kenna: I love the plots, the characters and the pace the story is progressing in. The only confusing thing however was the fact that the kids were once mentioned to be in college first and then school I think it needs some editing done other than that I totally loved it. I was expecting some mushy teach...

Rebeca Gonzalez Cantu: I didn’t love the grammar but I loved the story!

webepraising: Always good as usual. On to book 📖 11, great job 👍 love ❤️ this series.

More Recommendations

Serenia Newton: Amazing story. Can't wait for the next book. Congrats on getting it published

Dea: This is great. I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition this April.

Avis_D_R: The writing was really good. No grammar or punctuation issues I can recall. The story line was good, as in, well thought out and well written. The story was a little on the dark side. Definately had some questionable issues regarding consensual and non-consensual sex.The first chapter ws dedicate...

Josephine Ramos Gagala: its an amazing storyand so far...I 🥰love itmy heart aches for Hallie...they said time heals but for her 100 yrs was just like yesterday

Cris.mx.: I'm enjoying this book very much on Galatea. I wish it was an app that was more on the affordable side, because I can hardly wait the 6 hours in between chapters. I can't wait to find out the secret Sebastian has been hiding and if she will choose him- her mate, fated by the moon goddess, or her ...

Jennifer Leigh Anne Ciliska: Awesome read thank you for sharing your story with me

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.