A tiny tail!

for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt.



I was sunbathing on the beach with my girlfriend when Fisherman Fred moored his boat and came ashore carrying a bucket.

‘Look what I found’ he said.

I peered in the bucket and saw a baby waist-deep in water. Then I noticed the child had a tail!

‘It’s a merbabe’ I exclaimed, ‘where did you find her?’

‘She was flapping around in the shallow water looking lost’ he said. ‘I don’t know whether to take her to the children’s home or the aquarium’. 

I suggested he popped it in his bath for the time being.

It was then I heard a voice in my ear. 

‘Wake up sleepy-head’.

‘I must have nodded off’ I said to my girlfriend. ‘You won’t believe the ridiculous dream I just had. I dreamt Fisherman Fred found a merbabe!’

‘How exciting’ said my girlfriend, flapping her tail.



Image credit; Saffu @ Unsplash

21 thoughts on “A tiny tail!

  1. Sadje Jun 13, 2022 / 11:00

    So lovely! I love your unexpected endings Keith. Thanks a lot for joining in

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Natasha Jun 14, 2022 / 08:59

    Awwwwdorable and hilarious, all at the same time.

    Love how you let your imagination roll off to uncharted territories.

    You must have quite a cute merbabe for a girlfriend, Keith. ;-))


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