Students were asked to write about the existence of mermaids. This passage is a mermaid’s response to a newspaper article that denied the existence of mermaids.
Quenifer L, Age 9
“What? This can’t be!” said the king. A week later, the newspaper said that mermaids don’t exist again. The king was really angry. “This is war!” he shouted really loud. “No! humans are kind!” I shouted back. The king ignored me. I left the castle and went back to the stage. I heard some voices. They are reporters! I had no choice. I started to sing and dance. The reporters are surprised. They took pictures and recorded some videos. A few days later, the government came. This time I went with all the mermaids and the king to the stage. Now, the humans finally believe in mermaids! Soon our stage became a tourist spot. There are ten musical mermaid shows every day. The king is really happy. We can live in total peace again.