Things That Inspired My Newest Short Story

“A mermaid is itself a kind of sex. A moving thing, without legs.
…the banker was dreaming.
Of mermaids. Ominous how the green light looked
In my window. The sea-fog rolling in.”

 Alejandro Escudé, A Moving Thing, Without Legs

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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you will never be small

You will find someone who loves your wildness, your pain, your past, your ugliness, your flaws, all of it. If you stay vulnerable, if you keep telling the truth about who you are without fear, you will find someone who’s trustworthy enough and strong enough to leap into the unknown with you. You will find someone who isn’t afraid. Forgive this poor guy. He is very fucking afraid.

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