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by on June 7, 2013

This story was written for Trifecta’s weekend prompt, in which the challenge was to write a complete story in only three sentences. I had thought about doing the Three Little Pigs, but this came to mind instead. My imagination is an odd place. Anyway. Roll film!

“Launch torpedo tubes one through five.” Prince Robert knew his order would devastate Atlantica. But…that mermaid had killed his father.

  1. Love it! Never trusted mermaids 😀

  2. They had it coming!

  3. Ah. I love this. Wonderful three sentences!!

  4. Revenge, a dish best served cold. So much in so few words!

  5. Intriguing. Must know more about that evil mermaid!

    • I think I’d like to know more as well. One doesn’t see evil mermaids too often…

  6. Poor mermaid 😦 I just can’t fathom a killer mermaid.

    • Heh. Fathom and mermaid….I don’t know if that was intentional, but it struck me as a nice pun. 😛 Like in the Disney song,

      “Look out lad, a mermaid be waiting for you
      In mysterious fathoms below!”

  7. ooooh! You packed a lot into three sentences. I love it.

  8. Dude! How did we both decide to write about mermaids? Too funny! Cursed mermaids. Love this!

    • What a crazy random happenstance, to quote Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. 😀

      Fun fact: one of my more enduring villains got named that way. I was doing weekly writing prompts with another blog (this was before I’d found out about Trifecta), and one week it seemed like everyone wrote stories about a mean woman named Susan. So I named my villain Susan, and, well….to end with another quote, I myself am often surprised at life’s little quirks.

  9. Draug419 permalink

    It’s always the mermaids. They had it coming. (:

  10. Love the twist at the end–mermaids can be vicious!

  11. There was always something too fishy about the mermaids for me! 🙂

  12. Ha! This cracked me up. Totally absurd, and I loved it. 🙂

  13. I do like it when gender clichés are flipped. Great post!

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