Cry of the Mer

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Six years ago, the government captured a mermaid. For years they studied her and experimented on her. Now they plan to go public and set her up in a display tank. The only problem is that many
animal rights laws state that marine mammals must be kept in groups of two at least for social reasons when in captivity. So a secret she must stay until they can find another... or create one.
Years of playing with her DNA has led the to be able to successfully create another mermaid by injecting her DNA onto a human host. Now they just need a subject, and their gaze is set on sixteen
year old Katie Waters.

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Submitted: May 07, 2018

Beep. Beep. Beep. My nose scrunches and I moan softly, disturbed by the incessant beeping. What is that? I crack open my eyelids and ... Read Chapter

The Transformation- Part One

Submitted: May 07, 2018

I wake with a start and try to sit upright, but can’t; I’m still restrained. Not a dream then. The first thing I notice is the tubes ... Read Chapter

The Transformation- Part Two

Submitted: May 07, 2018

I don’t end up taking my nap Not long after Jenny leaves, I begin to feel that discomfort she was talking about and it isn’t pleasant... Read Chapter

Meeting a Mermaid

Submitted: May 07, 2018

A slight, stinging pain; like a bee sting, all over wakes me up. Compared to earlier, this is nothing and it’s more of a surface pain t... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 07, 2018

The beach is empty. All the tourists have likely gone back to their hotels for the night; locals know not to be out because of the snakes... Read Chapter

It's Never Just Fun and Games

Submitted: May 07, 2018

“So how old are you?” I ask. Luna glances up at me, sadness sparkling in her blue irises. She just shrugs. “Let me rephrase, how ol... Read Chapter

Saying Goodbye

Submitted: May 07, 2018

Luna   I am forced to sit up against the bars of the rail that runs around the tiny platform. I cannot help but wince as the... Read Chapter

Moving Day

Submitted: May 07, 2018

Katie   I rub at my eyes. I can’t help the wave of sadness that washes over me. It’s only been about a week and a half a... Read Chapter

The Grand Opening

Submitted: May 07, 2018

Katie   I wake up with a groan and sit up, glancing around. What woke me? Whatever it was, it woke Luna too. She rubs her ey... Read Chapter

It's Us Against the World

Submitted: May 07, 2018

Luna   I sigh and redirect my gaze to Katie. We’re lying in the cave, me on my belly, her on her back. She’s staring up ... Read Chapter

A Cruel Punishment

Submitted: May 07, 2018

Just a reminder to anyone who's read before and a warning to those who have not. This chapter is a bit more gruesome and dark than the others and may have elements that make people uncomfortable.
If you wish to skip this scene, scroll down to the bold (...), as the chapter continues with stuff you do need to know from that point. Thank you.
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When Hearts Break

Submitted: May 08, 2018

Sophie   I fiddle with the locket around my neck; my fingers dragging it back at forth on its chain, slowly and habitually. ... Read Chapter

A Guilty Ally

Submitted: May 08, 2018

Katie   I sigh, the air moving sharply through my nose. The gloom, the silence, the boredom… and I can’t even fidget for... Read Chapter

A Haunting Memory

Submitted: May 14, 2018

Luna   I stir, yawn and slowly uncoil into a stretch. Blinking away the bleariness of sleep, I sit up and glance around, won... Read Chapter

A Doctor's Outlook

Submitted: May 14, 2018

Dr. James Auldon   I watch as Bailey and Suzie are brought up onto the platform. Both mermaids are on the same gurney, pushe... Read Chapter

Training Day

Submitted: May 15, 2018

Luna   Being back in the bigger tank is nice. It only takes me a few seconds after the scientist leaves to tackle Katie into... Read Chapter

A Shocking Discovery

Submitted: May 15, 2018

Olivia   I brush a piece of the golden hair that’s fallen in my face back behind my ear and then readjust my glasses on my... Read Chapter

Looking Back

Submitted: May 15, 2018

Sophie   Past   I smooth down the last piece of tape on the gift, turn over the box in my hands, checking for a... Read Chapter

The Tides Turn

Submitted: May 17, 2018

Lewis   “You got him, right?” I inquire of my assistant, a young intern named Jessica. She nods and tightens her grip. O... Read Chapter

A Twilight Meeting

Submitted: May 19, 2018

Olivia   “You’re sure about this contact of yours?” Dustin asks. I nod, tap my foot a little impatiently. Fashionably ... Read Chapter


Submitted: May 20, 2018

We've officially hit the last of the old content for this story. For those of you who are coming here to finish it, the next chapter will be all new content. I'd love to hear some feedback on what
you all think in the upcoming chapters. I'm really excited to introduce new characters and scenes to you all. ^_^

-Fantasy Ocean
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A New Mer

Submitted: May 21, 2018

I'd love to hear all your feedback on this one. ^_^
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