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My Life As A Teenage Mermaid

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 AN: In the Multimedia, the girl is cast as Stacey. The actress's name is Emillie Marie Voe.

   I was sitting on my couch, drinking a strawberry milkshake, when my phone rang. I put down my drink on the table next to the couch and answered my phone. “Hello?” I said.

          “Stacey, you have got to come to the beach!! The waves are wicked awesome today; the perfect day to surf!” My best friend, Hope, yelled over crashing waves. I held the phone to my chest, “Mom, can I go surfing with Hope?”

          My mother looked up from the kitchen table, and asked, “Is her mom there?” I shrugged, saying, “Let me ask.” I pulled the phone back to my ear.

          “Hope, is your mom there?” I asked her. “No,” Hope replied. I turned back to my mom. “No, her mom isn’t there.” My mom paused, then said, “Then no! You’re only thirteen.” I sighed. “Hang on Hope, let me call you back.” I hung up.

          “Mom, please? We’ll only be there an hour, plus I’ll have my phone, and Hope and I know Karate,” I argued. My mom sighed in resignation, and replied, “Fine. Be careful!” I thanked her and ran upstairs to the sports room in my house, got my surfboard, and put on my swimsuit. I left the house and jogged to the beach where Hope and I always surfed on days like that.

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          I met Hope at prime surfing spot next to a jetty. I sauntered up, my bare feet swishing in the powdery sand. I came to a rock, thrust my surfboard into the sand, and leaned it up against a rock among the jetty. I heard a whoop, and I turned my head.

          I saw Hope ride a nice wave all the way to shore and even jump skilfully off into the soft, wet sand. Hope was a very pretty girl. She had waist length dark brown hair that was braided down her back, pretty dark brown eyes, and a dainty pointed nose. She was wearing a blue bathing suit that contrasted to her dark Hawaiian skin.

          “Hi, Stacey! Did you see that move I pulled off a second ago?” Hope greeted me warmly. I smiled, and replied, “I sure did. How long have you been here?” Hope shrugged, “I dunno, about half an hour.”

          I walked down to the tideline to check the temperature of the water, and tripped. As I got up, Hope giggled. “OUCH!” I grumbled. I got up.

          “You okay?” Hope asked, looking down at me. “Yeah, I just stepped on this rock,” I responded. I looked at the bottom of my foot, and it had a scratch where I had stepped, and tripped on, the rock.

          As I was walking to get my board, Hope shouted, “Watch out, a jellyfish!” It was too late, and I stepped on it with my injured foot. It made a sucking sound as I lifted my foot off of it in disgust.

          “Don’t worry, Hope. It’s dead. I think some sand got into my cut. I’m gonna sit on that big rock; you go and surf. I’ll be right out.” I climbed over to where my surfboard was leaning, and jumped onto a giant granite rock that I could sit on. I dangled my legs off of it, and leaned back against the rock.

          I was sitting there, not paying attention to the tide that was rapidly coming in. Looking back on that day, if I had been on a higher rock, my life would have been normal for a little while longer…

          A wave crashed against my legs, and the most extraordinary thing happened to me. There was an odd tingling sensation, and I grew a tail! And not just any tail: a fish tail. Or better yet, and mermaid tail!

          “Hey Stacey, check out this cut a seashell gave to me-“Hope was cut off when she saw me sitting on a rock with a gleaming mermaid tail.

          “Stacey, you, umm… Grew a… Tail?” Hope asked, clearly confused. “Yeah, I see that!” I replied, starting to freak out. Totally not seeing the strangeness of my tail, Hope poked it. It twitched, just like your knee would do if you hit it, and she jumped back with a yelp.

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Chapter 1: It's in Our Blood

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Emillie Voeas Stacey Miller
Jenna-Louise Colemanas Hope Valvantine
Tom Cruiseas Brad Miller
Jennifer Lawrenceas Ivy Walker
Sean Farisas Grant WIlde
Kaley Cuocoas Kellie Soon-to-be Miller

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