One beautiful summer morning, from the back porch of the cabin at which I spend my vacation, I saw a mermaid sunning herself by the ocean.
Water glistened off her taught, nude, porcelain back and shimmering blue-green tail as she lazed upon a rock in my backyard, and her long, golden blonde hair fell in ringlets around her perfect heart-shaped face. She looked up at me, smiling so innocently that it made my heart ache.
I couldn’t believe my eyes, she was far and away the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen.
And, I later learned, the most delicious.