She felt at peace as she stood on the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean.
The Sorceress had foretold the outcome of this day 90 years ago when she was a mere 15.
She’d had a good life with her human family, a full and happy life.
She felt a tightness in her chest as she stumbled forwards and fell.
Her heart spluttered and seized as she spiralled down through the air.
All the pain disappeared the moment she hit the water and her consciousness faded.
Verna the mermaid had gone home, to her final resting place at sea.
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