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Mermaid story (S&D)

by Taylor Siebel

Last night I had a dream that I was a mermaid. I was alone in a big cave that was completely covered in ice. I was having a lot of fun sliding around on the ice in the cave. My slippery mermaid tail made me slide really easily. There were slides and jumps built into the ice, and I would slide up and down the walls of the cave and jump into the air. It was really fun! Then my friend appeared and we decided to walk further into the darkness of the cave. I could walk now because I think my fin disappeared and I was a human now. As we walked deeper into the cave it eventually turned into a convenience store. At this point my friend was really adamant about finding these special crackers in the store. So we separated and searched for the crackers, but neither of us could find them. Then my dog, who is a red miniature poodle named Penny came in the store. I was so excited to see her and I jumped to the floor to hug her. She was so happy and wiggling around in my arms when all the sudden she went completely stiff and rigid. I was holding her on the floor and wondering why she had just got so stiff. Then I looked up and saw three big Rottweilers glaring straight at us. I had no clue what to do. I wanted to protect Penny and myself from the dogs, but I didn’t know how to do that. I closed my eyes and didn’t move hoping they would leave, but I could still feel them staring at us. So I jumped and stared them straight in the eye. I tried not to let my fear show as I stepped slowly closer to them, trying to intimidate them. Eventually they ran away, and Penny and went back to the store.

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