The people who frequent Tumblr do many things well, but really, they all center around their ability to take a post – any post – and run with it in unexpected and thoughtful (and funny) ways.
I’ve never seen a Tumblr thread write a story before, but it doesn’t surprise me that it’s happened…or that it’s really quite good.
It all begins with a group of pirates who kill a mermaid for her treasure…only to find out that her treasure is a baby mermaid.
They can’t kill it, so they adopt it, and grow to love her.
She protects the ship, and when they tell her how they ended up adopting her, she accepts their story.
In time, she learns the truth, and she forgives them.
She fends off storms and beasts.
She leads them into battle.
She becomes a figurehead, again and again.
Until the seas fear her father’s ship.
And then, it’s over. Her parents are old; dying.
They say goodbye, and ask her to take care of the ship.
She agrees…and a new captain arrives.
Who doesn’t understand, not really.
Not until it’s too late.
I love this story, and the take on pirates and mermaids!
How about you? What would you add? Wouldn’t it be fun to keep going?