And I need to set the record straight, for mermaids are enchanting and alluring, and will grab you to the deepest part of the ocean, where you will most certainly meet your doom. But nobody knows that in their embrace, tight and intoxicating, they always whisper softly: “Forgive me.”

I know this, and what’s really down there, because I’m the only one that has ever made it back. This is my story.