The Glass Mermaid

The Glass Mermaid

Kate
I'm the last mermaid. I'm back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me. Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem love them. Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello.

Cooper
I'm dying. It's not a question, it's a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one. I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see her. All life is as fragile as glass. What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?

Title:The Glass Mermaid
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  • Carrie

    Kate is the last of her kind, a mermaid. She's lived for three hundred years on land since the loss of her entire clan of mermaids to a disease. Moving back near her home she knows that her time is ab...

  • TL

    The surf lapped over my feet, sea foam tickling my toes. It was early summer, but the lake water was still icy. I closed my eyes and felt the cool waves. In the deep of winter, when the lake would fre...

  • Paula  Phillips

    Kate is the last mermaid of her kind on Lake Eerie due to a disease that wiped out her kind 100 of years ago. Kate did what she could and burnt her kind and buried them. What happens now when a group ...

  • Laura..devouring books like crumpets

    I liked it.... Its sad, and as a personal preference im not the greatest fan of reading about real illnesses i usually avoid those type of books..... Still beautifully written the Author really has a ...

  • Kristiej

    Every summer I spend a week at a cottage on an island on Lake Erie with good friends from work. A couple of them spend hours looking for beach glass, specially first thing in the mornings and evenings...

  • Michelle

    This was a sweet story. I enjoyed reading both Kate and Coopers POV. I was hoping for lighter story but overall a very good read with lots of interesting back story. I do wish it was longer :)...

  • Claire (Book Blog Bird)

    4.5 starsThe Glass Mermaid is a novella about Kate, the last mermaid. She lives on the shore of Lake Eerie collecting pieces of glass washed up by the lake and making them into beautiful jewellery. In...

  • Becky Stephens

    The Glass Mermaid is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever had the pleasure of reading.This novella is told from multiple perspectives of two lovely characters, neither of which are look...

  • Kaila

    This was a quick novella. The writing was very well done. The images were written beautifully and I loved "seeing" how everything looked in the story. A writer is amazing when they can write their ima...

  • Rachel- Goodbye Borders

    Kate is a mermaid and is the last. She buried her (mermaid) family decades ago. She lives as a human, collecting beach glass to sell, and hasn't been in the water for a 100 years. Cooper was diagnosed...