Loyalty Unrewarded


“What makes you so vain, Mary’s little lamb? Four legs and a tail? You are cared for, because you provide warmth, and satisfy hunger. Mary was never your friend, and never will be. Trust will lead to the end of your existence, as merciless humans shave you away, till they reach the innermost layers of your being.

They see the form, not the soul. They worship the exotic, they worship mystery, they worship beauty. I have concealed my form beneath the long gown. Watch how my deception succeeds, and your loyalty fails…”

So said the mermaid in a child’s disguise.


Inspired by Jane Dougherty’s Sunday Strange Microfiction Challenge-5


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