Jonas and the Mermaid Curse

Jonas and the Mermaid Curse

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Call me Kate By ktflynn Updated Oct 10, 2017

This is a rough first draft. Currently re-writing offline #kidlit #MG 
    
    Jonas is a young teen who's family has been cursed for generations by the Nereids, an ancient tribe of magical merfolk living at the very bottom of an ocean gorge. Liriope is a member of the Nereids. Ignorant of the curse, Liriope longs to visit the surface and collect what she thinks are willing human hosts for her tribe. Able to communicate with the dead, Jonas must find a way to break the curse before he is taken by Liriope herself, and lost to the deep blue forever.

  • adventure
  • celtic
  • celts
  • cursed
  • dead
  • fairytale
  • fantasy
  • featured
  • ghosts
  • greek
  • magic
  • mermaid
  • mythology
  • nereids
  • quest
  • romance
  • teen
  • witches
David-O David-O May 06
I have to say that mermaid tales are not by taste, but this prologue does read like mythology and I can certainly appreciate that. It's hard to write with a fairy-tale voice without sounding cliché, but you've done a good job with it here.
David-O David-O May 07
It's spooky... not in a loud, in-your-face way, but more like a quiet, there's no one home, spooky kind of way.
krazydiamond krazydiamond Sep 15, 2016
A fintastic opening :D It has a lovely folk tale style to it! Poor Lathis!
likedang likedang Aug 05, 2016
Poor guy! Why can't he break the family curse if one of their abilities is to be able to break any witches curse? I'm excited to read the rest of this!
ktflynn ktflynn Aug 05, 2016
Jonas has been in the dark about the curse, and his family has lost most of its history throughout the generations. They don't know that detail just yet!
LynnS13 LynnS13 Aug 02, 2015
This is a wonderful prologue, very faithful to the original mermaid stories in which they are beautiful as well as dangerous.