a merman-POV short

Valyk has created the perfect spot—a smooth black rock surrounded by deep water and covered over with sand. He likes to swim up to the surface, watch the sun set, and touch himself. But someone has been messing up his spot, destroying the sand, and leaving trash behind. Someone who has been visiting regularly. Someone who is there right now.

Someone with very human feet, dangling in the water.

Valyk has been informed that he’s quite frightening, so it shouldn’t take much to scare the human off. The human wanting to join in, though, is unexpected.

Doesn’t Oliver know that mermen are to be feared?

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About Me


K. Caine is a queer writer, living and writing in the Canadian prairies. Their work encompasses multiple genres, including romance, erotica, horror, and spec fic, and is consistently characterized by deep POV, high emotional stakes, and layered foreshadowing.

Their writing often includes themes of feminism, sexuality, gender, and non-traditional relationships.