Hey, everyone...these are the stories floating around in my head. I need to suck them out and write em down, to make sure they don't float away! Please let me know know what you think, because I want to focus on one story at a time, not a chapter of A, three pages of B, seven paragraphs of C... yeah, it's tricky.
Here they are. Don't expect much, but enjoy!
1. MIRIAM'S ISLE
A mermaid named Miria lives in distant island water and feels lost. When a shipload of strange men arrive, she falls in love with the captain, Tom. Torn between loyalty to her father and love for Tom, she becomes detached from her family. At last she chooses love. The two try to escape, but far from her life-giving water, she begins to die. Her father meets her with Tom, and the water falls from the sky reviving her. The two men realize how much they BOTH love Miria.
Enzo lives a tough life with a workaholic mom, alchoholic dad, and dying little sister Elizabeth. His plea for a miracle is granted when he pulls a mermaid out of the weeds: a mermaid with incredible healing powers. He tries to use her to cure Elizabeth, but when the mermaid Kathryn discovers he was using her, she draws back her power. Elizabeth grows worse and worse, but Kathryn comes back at the last minute to try and cure Elizabeth, but Mother Nature claims her. Enzo learns that sometimes that's the way it works.
A young girl named Gwen learns the inhuman truth about her new classmate Clarabelle and her immortal family. The girls nevertheless strike up a deep friendship not even bloodlust and instinct can break.
4. THE VIOLET STAR
Zenabelle sneaks aboard a future space flight to ride to a new planet choked with aliens.