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A Mermaid’s Tears

Sylissa Franklin

Copyright 2011 Sylissa Franklin

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A Mermaid’s Tears

Chapter 1

The metal screen door slammed in the warm twilight and the air hung heavy and sweet, filled with the droning whine of insects. Isa Andrews sighed and swatted at mosquitoes as she beelined to the truck, her sandals slapping against the cracked sidewalk. Two more trips carrying boxes from the cab of the U-Haul truck and she’d be done. Anxious to claim her sister’s place as her own, she crawled into the cab and grabbed the lawn ornament she’d purchased earlier that day.

Carefully setting it down in the scrub grass near the trailer, Isa stood back and studied her surroundings. The small trailer park showed its age. The two dozen doublewides, faded and worn, had withstood years of hot blistering sun, salty ocean air, and countless storms.

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