sailors beware, something far more dangerous then rough seas lay ahead on your seafaring voyage. something far more treacherous then legends of giant squids and sea monsters rising from the depths to devour you.
you will hear them first, a beautiful song floating across the water, lulling you into a false sense of security and unquenchable curiousity. you’ll catch a glimpse of something shimmering in the tide, glinting turquoise, gold, or azure just under the surface. and then a pair of enchanting eyes will peek up at you through the sea foam, drawing you closer and closer, desperate to see who those eyes belong to.
exquisite and alluring, she entices you as she breaches the surface, hair glistening and wet, lips begging for you to kiss them. mermaid. the ocean’s most deadliest, clever and charming of creatures. she is powerful enough to call upon storms, causing shipwrecks and stranding men upon the shallow reefs and rocks. will you be her next victim, or will you be lucky enough to find love.
why is it always the woman who has to see past the beast in the man? why does she always have to clean his wounds, even after he has damaged her beyond repair? why is it always the man who is worthy of forgiveness for being a monster?
I want to see the beast in the beauty.
the half smile, half snarl. the unapologetic anger. I would like to see the man forgive the monster. to see her, blood and all, and love her anyway.
The ugly duckling, now having fully grown and matured cannot endure a life of solitude and hardship any more and decides to throw himself at the flock of swans deciding that it is better to be killed by such beautiful birds than to live a life of ugliness and misery. He is shocked when the swans welcome and accept him, only to realize by looking at his reflection in the water that he has grown into one of them. The flock takes to the air and the ugly duckling spreads his beautiful large wings and takes flight with the rest of his new family."
Baby swans are so cute that I want to fling myself at them. They are also massive compared to ducklings. Ducks are idiots. I have no idea where this horrible story came from but I wish it would stop.