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Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs

An Argument For The Preservation Of The Self In Cases of Mermaid Transformation by Bakcheia

'I wonder if the sea tastes to mermaids as the air tastes to us? It would be dreadful to have salt in one's mouth all the time, I do not think I could bear it.' A possible future for Miss Holst, from a wistful short story by Aimee Picchi, one of Yuletide 2016's surprise gem fandoms. Thoughtful & very moving

[Added 25/12/2017; Romance/Erotica; 6000-20,000; Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs]

A Ladies' Guide to Recording Dances of Elves by Elektra121

'Imagine their feathery fronds, filtering the sunrays like green combs running through a maiden's hair. The earthy odors of mosses and mushrooms mixing with the fresh scent of young fiddleheads sprouting into the green twilight. Cheekily, they beckon you on, deeper and deeper into the woods, urging you to gather their untamed elegance into your botanist's container – but beware! Many ladies get lost when they blindly follow the impulse to further explore the unknown.' This deliciously detailed pre-story abandons the wistful tone of the original short story by Aimee Picchi in favour of clever tongue-in-cheek humour. Great fun!

[Added 25/12/2017; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs]