Melusine’s singing could launch more ships than Helen Of Troy, so desperate were they to get away.
The other mermaids hated her. Her inability to hit a note kept them hungry for weeks.
Despondent, she tugged the nets of a passing fisherman, who expected to become rich exhibiting her in travelling shows.
His more modern nephew arranged a recording contract, and licensed the result to the coastguard.
All 3 lived in luxury, until Melusine’s tragic assassination by the Lighthouse Keepers’ Association paramilitary wing.
In her brief career, she redefined rock music. The other mermaids, meanwhile, still only had their rock.
Neil Murton almost 8 years ago
The prompt here was 'singing out of tune'.