( The Little Mermaid )
RETURN TO THE SEA
long time ago, though not so long ago that this story is only legion
or myth. But nonetheless long enough that those with
exceptional memories may not recall the little kingdom nestled
between the mountains, and the sea. It was a magical kingdom
that always seem to have extraordinary thing happing in it. So when
a Price named Eric married a mermaid named Ariel only a few eyebrows
small kingdom at the edge of the sea depended upon trade for its
survival. And the young bride named Ariel soon discovered that
even a Prince could be called away to help establish better
trade relations with another Principality to the west. So it
was that Prince Eric sailed off just three months after the
wedding. Eric promised Ariel it would be a short trip of
just 3 months. Well has all women through the ages have done,
Ariel smiled has Eric ship set sail on the morning tide, but her
heart ached with grief. She know that many ships never
returned. The months passed slowly, and she discovered life in
the palace without Eric was tedious, and boring. Seemed their
was in fact little to do in the small sea port, and despite an
invitation to the Royal Palace she wanted to remain where she
was. The sea gave her a sense of security, and peace, and Eric
ship would soon return.
best efforts the food was hard to adjust too, and the smells, that
were common in those days, at times made her noshes. She
insisted upon bathing, something that often brought backhanded
ridicule from the more proper members of the palace. Ariel loved
horse back ridding, and despite Grimsby objection, rode like a demon
through the country side.
Shad Z. Daly
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