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A man awakes on a dinghy, and questions his awareness, when a mermaid appears.



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death experience/meditation experience

A sleepy man lies on a dinghy in calm waters, under the night sky, and a full moon. He is awoken by a mermaid, who pops her head out of the water, and props her arms on the dinghy. He is confused, and asks, 'Am I dreaming?' 'Are you sleeping?' He replies, 'I don't think so. Am I dead then?' 'Are you breathing?' He checks. He is. 'But where am I?'..'On the edge.'....'of what?'
She points to the full moon, descending, getting larger, brighter...'Life'. He panics as the boat fills with water. 'It's time, ' she tells him...'But I don't want to die!'
'You already did, a hundred times.' She pulls him into the water, and disappears under the waves. The brightest light blinds him. He closes his eyes, screams. His scream transforms into a baby's scream, as he opens his eyes to see a close up of a blurry face of a doctor.
He is a newborn baby. The doctor hands the now female child to its mother. 'Congratulations, it's a girl.'

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Submitted: December 3, 2017
Last Updated: November 9, 2021

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The Writer: Tina Balli

LIFE IS A BLANK CANVAS.., I JUST CAN'T DECIDE WHEN IT NEEDS TO BE FILLED WITH WORDS OR PAINT. Studied creative media, at LCCA in Soho, London , 2008.. I attended a script course with 'Raindance', many years ago...Yes, I''m no spring chicken. . Self published 4 novels, am creator of 'the demon realm' tarot deck and book.. I've studied occult for 40 years, so my writing reflects this. Trust me when I say I have seen and done more supernatural stuff than any movie, and know what I'm talking about! I often update current scripts, as I re-read them months later, and realise I effed up somewhere .I'm terribly impatient and my whole life is a fast forward! I currently live in north Cyprus rescuing... Go to bio

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