July 16, 2012

Philomena the Mermaid

written by Rosa Morgan

Once upon a time under the deep dark sea there lived a pair of merpeoples. Philomena was the most beautiful mermaid of the Seven Seas and Faustus was the most powerful.

It mattered not to Philomena that her every wish was Faustus' command and that he offered her his kingdom and the largest pearls of his treasure, for she did not wish to be anyone's bride, not even the Lord of the Sea, Poseidon, himself.

 It must be understood that merpeople are immortal whilst in their watery home, but will find their grave if they venture on land. Despite the dangers, Philomena was inexplicably drawn to the two-legged creatures.

In truth, the willful mermaid often found herself riding a ship's bow wave, luring the sailors to follow.

In the Indian ocean off the coast of the Seychelles, Philomena heard tell of a ship's imminent passage and its cargo heavy with William Lasson's Hair Elixer. Salt water can wreck havoc on one's locks and so she was determined to purloin a few boxes for herself and friends.

The enchanting Philomena delighted in the pomade's illustrious effects; her tangled tresses no longer resembled Medusa's mane. However her reverie was cut short by the alarming cry of a man, for her procurement of hair restorer had resulted in the sinking of a ship and its human occupants.

Swimming to and fro, she found the waters filled with men struggling for survival, and so, she and her companion mermaids swam to their rescue, delivering each and everyone to the safety of the shore. And so dear reader, if perchance you visit the Isle of Galveston on the coast of Texas, I urge you to sit by the water's edge and study closely the white crested surf where you may espy the lovely Philomena.

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