Playing with Food

Playing with Food

March 13, 2013 | Blog, Free reads, writing | 2 Comments

This short story was written as a birthday present for Melanie Tushmore and it’s about a red haired merman. It contains themes that might be considered disturbing, but we encourage you to take a leap into the deep water anyway 😉


Just days ago, Llawan was taken from his underwater dwellings by Ossentharian slavers. Left in a tank with other merpeople, he awaits his death on a spit roast, but the arrival of an unusual customer might change his fate. To win his freedom back, he must enter a pact with the stranger, but what if the price is too much to bear?





Themes: merman, slave, captivity, dehumanization of merpeople, dark magic

Genre: high fantasy

Erotic content: explicit, dubious consent

Length: ~5000 words

You can read it on-line on our website or go to Smashwords for other formats.

Once again: Happy Birthday Melanie!

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    May 8, 2018

    Any chance of continuing this story? This could be so totally cool and scary… I think it’s the most original thing you’ve written, and that’s saying something 🙂

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      Kat Merikan

      May 10, 2018

      Aww, thank you, Nat! We have an idea to rework this story one day, but it won’t be soon I’m afraid.

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