Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Short Story by Sara Genge
A merman is exiled to land by his mermaid-dictator mother. The actual story is a subtle but minor tale of his courtship of a human girl, but the interesting part is the setting. After significant global warming, most of Earth is underwater and humans live primarily on remaining archipelagos that were once mountains. They are kept at a primitive level of technology by the more advanced merfolk.
So it's an interesting setting, and I like the way it is introduced sort of incidentally to the love story. But I don't know that there is much more to be said about it. I don't think it is really missing anything, but there still isn't much to this story. 3 out of 5 love stories begin at a party.