A New Mermaid Story from Mermaiden Brynn

I could see the sun through my eyelids, the light transforming the usual black to a red cloud that enveloped the darkness. I turned my head and peeled open my eyes to have a look at Finn. The poor fellow had fallen asleep! Ha! He’s going to regret this. I was nearly giddy with excitement.

I looked around, surveying the beach for anything of use. Fergus was asleep a little farther away, snoring softly. Just then a new wave rolled in and brought something pink and spiny with it. l stared at the giant starfish that had just attached itself to my tail and slowly smiled. Perfect.

Finn began to shift beside me. In one swift movement I detached the starfish and flung it directly onto his face.

brynn-starfishHe shot up with a muffled gasp and clutched at the starfish, who seemed miffed that he had been thrown, but not all that averse to his new home. The pink sea star clung on for all it was worth, while Finn tugged and yanked at each of the spindly legs. I bellowed with laughter, loud enough to wake Fergus who immediately began to bark and yap at Finn and his new fishy friend. He came flopping towards us, tripping over himself in his excitement. I gathered my wee little seal in my arms and we watched Finn for a moment before finally taking pity on my shrieking friend.

“Go get it, Fergus! Get the starfish!”

Fergus leaped at Finn and pinned him under his blubbery body as he took hold of the moody starfish and pulled it off with one great shake of his head. Then he ambled off with his prize while Finn lay back down on the sand, panting and open-jawed. I was shaking with silent laughter but slowly I reached over to pat his shoulder. After a few minutes of quiet I decided it was probably safe to talk, as I had had time to control myself and Finn seemed to have recovered somewhat from his terror.


He raised his hand to stop me.

“Come on Fi—“ Another stop sign. I bit my lip to keep from laughing.

In painstakingly slow motion, Finn sat up. He shook the sand out of his long brown curls and turned to me. “You, my darlin’, are the evilest old sea hag I’ve ever met.”

I tilted my head with a smug smile. “Thank ye kindly.”

With a shake of his head and a grunt of laughter, Finn turned his happy blue eyes on me with a mischievous look. “Ye know this’ll mean war, lass?”

With a wicked grin, I narrowed my own deep green eyes and leaned closer to him. “I was countin’ on it.”

With a flick of his hand, Finn sent a handful of water into my face and then zipped back into the surf. “Quick Fergus, we can’t let him beat us!” I yelled as I plunged into the salty Celtic Sea. The three of us raced back home, weaving our way through swarms of fish, around rock pillars and in and out of caverns. We were fin and fin the entire time until just at the end, when Fergus somersaulted ahead. “You go on without me. Save yourself!” Finn yelled at me just as he lunged forward and wrapped himself around Fergus. I swam faster and faster until I burst through the front doors of our rock palace. A few seconds later Finn slid to a stop next to me, still holding Fergus who, instead of playing the blood thirsty monster he was supposed to be, was licking Finn’s nose and chewing on his hair instead. Tears of laughter filled my eyes as Finn pushed himself up and brushed himself off, shaking his head at wee little Fergus.

“I don’t know how you do it, silky. You are incredible. I really thought I was being eaten alive there for a moment!” Fergus looked at him adoringly and nibbled one of his fingers before swimming laps around my tail.

Chuckling, we both turned to go up to my room, when we realized that we had an audience. My father stood stoically next to a tall, dark, handsome merman with a sly smile on his face.

“Damon?” I asked in shock and a little irritation. I thought I’d be free of that flirt for a long time to come. It had only been a few months since we had returned home from the MerCouncil. “Why are you here?”

“Brynn,” my father said in a warning voice. “Damon is here on the MerCouncil’s business. He is to visit with each of the ambassadors every so often to observe them in their duties and report back to the Council members. I expect you to show him complete cooperation and consideration during his visit.” My Da’s eyes flashed, which let me know he was dead serious. I glanced over at Damon, who looked a little more arrogant than I remembered him being. I gritted my teeth. “I understand.”

“Good. I’ll leave you two to it then.” Da turned to leave. “Finn, I’m going to need help with the palace carving today. How about you come with me now?” It wasn’t really a question as much as a command.

Finn looked at me and I could see his eyes dart to Damon for half a second. If I gave him any sign that I wasn’t comfortable being alone with Damon, I know Finn would have stayed in a heartbeat, no matter the consequences from my father. Finn had been raised in the palace alongside me, since his mother was my nursemaid. He had found work here when he developed a beautiful talent for carving stone, which my father put to good use. My father respected him, even liked him I thought, but I knew he wouldn’t put up with anyone disobeying his demands. I smiled, grateful to know that Finn was so loyal, but sure it wouldn’t take me long to slip through Damon’s slimy grasp and find Finn later to help me escape from my unwelcome visitor. I nodded at him to go.

“Of course, King Murdoch,” he said, as my father clapped Finn on the back and they strode off with my Da’s arm around Finn’s shoulders.

“Let me begin by describing to you how stunning you look this morning, Princess. Your fair skin is most luminous in whichever light chooses to grace it—“

“Yes, yes, let’s get going before you take a half hour to depict the knots in my hair as wee little fish in a red sea.” I rolled my eyes at him and only got a delighted smirk in return.

“As you wish, my lady.”

To be continued…

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Meet Mermaiden Brynn

Brynn lives in the North Atlantic Ocean near Ireland, Scotland and England. She has the royal Mermaiden power to create light, which she and her FinFriend, a seal named Fergus, use to lead ships to safety through storms.

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  1. May 16, 2017 at 10:15 am
    THE turqoise mermaid says:

    THE Celtic green one

  2. May 16, 2017 at 8:52 am
    THE turqoise mermaid says:

    I m getting one for my birthday

  3. May 15, 2017 at 4:28 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    Brynns and i have her tail it almost looks blue in the sun and water shes so cool in my opinion i like her much better then Zoe fill free to call me crazy

  4. May 14, 2017 at 1:21 am
    THE turqoise mermaid says:

    My favorite is Brynn’s Celtic green mermaidtail 💕

  5. May 14, 2017 at 1:17 am
    THE turqoise mermaid says:

    Wich mermaidtail is Youri favorite

  6. May 11, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    mj says:

    wow its buettyfull

  7. May 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    Yay you saw her. Hope is the little one Winter is the one with no tail and I know I know Winter is a dolphin but shes my Hero lol no I’m being dead fish serious. Oh and my favorite book is Sisters Grimm its a chapter book and a serious I read the entire series in 4 months and there were 12 books and they were thick. I went to the library today and I saw whatever-after series it just so happened that the book cover had a mermaid on it like what are the odds of that lol. And no I cant post videos actually I never asked lol. And I spend ALOT ALOT of time on finfun because its so much fun and i get to be neer people that have some entrests as me. And no I have not entered any contests yet. I’m sorry one of your friends stopped talking to you i know how that feels and your so right the series you like I’ll probably end up reading it and enjoying it to I’m glad we can talk to one another and you wont get bored of me talking so much. Your so lucky you have sisters I have a weird little brother that I have to share a room with cant wait tell we move I get my own room yay! I’ll talk to ya latter if your not on finfun right now lol – your mermaid friend waveroll24 lol= Little Ocean Lovers

    1. May 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm
      Mermaid Princess says:

      I have seen the book Sisters Grimm before and it looks interesting. That’s so funny how you just happened to see the mermaid Whatever After book lol, I have read almost all of them and they are really enjoyable. I haven’t been able to post any videos yet, but I did enter the Trashion Fashion contest. Sometimes, I would like to see what it’s like to have a brother, but a family of girls is just as fun. I also spend a lot of time on FinFun as well, it’s so much fun. H ope you respond back, I’ll never get tired of talking to you, thanks for the sympathy about my friend, who’s no longer my friend. I ‘ll be yours forever!

      PS. What instrument do you play, I play the violin.
      – your friend, Mermaid Princess Lol = Little Ocean Lovers

      1. May 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm
        waveroll24 says:

        well I don’t play any instruments I used to play the recorder my mom used to play the flute lol shes rely good sorry I haven’t responded in a while I didn’t know you were talking to me until I read our conversations over again lol. Oh! I forgot do you play Animal Jam it’s a game were you can play your favorite animal and socialize with real people and customize your home and play games to earn gems and you can dress your animal up to but if you don’t play it I will urge you to because I play it and it would be so cool oh! and you can talk to people but you have to type it in lol but some advice don’t go on it after 8:00pm that’s when the weird people get on.

        Hope to talk to ya latter your friend,waveroll24

        1. May 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm
          Ariel Glitter-Jewel says:

          That’s the perfect time for me to go on XD

  8. May 7, 2017 at 11:15 am
    waveroll24 says:

    And no I have not been to Disney land or Disney world but this summer we might go to universal Disney in Orlando Florida and stay the night there. Disney world or land is rely expensive its 120 just for a kid like under 10 for anyone above 10 is 150 per person so that’s why I’m going to universal. Oh and Winter the dolphin is famous because she has no tail she lost it due to a crab trap and ropes cutting into her skin but she is the first dolphin in all human history who lost a tail and survived because she has a prosthetic tail -Talk to ya soonyour friend,waveroll24

  9. May 7, 2017 at 10:38 am
    waveroll24 says:

    Sorry if i have said things more then once it said this was a duplicated comment and im like what never said that in my life. -your very vert chatty mermaid friend, waveroll24

  10. May 7, 2017 at 10:36 am
    waveroll24 says:

    I just got my tail and if i would be able to get another id get the blue tang because its rely cool if you want to look like a fish lol. And your so right, lol should stand for lil ocean lovers it makes so much since. Oh and i have Brynns tail lol. Well I’m not taking swim lessons I’m just going to rent the pool for an hour at Aquatic Adventures (that’s what the place is called). Yea theirs no place like the mermaid paradise were i live its so not fair lol! And my sisters room is the “ocean” (it rely does not look like the ocean looks more like a pa-looted ocean her room is so messy sometimes i have to clean it up for her) but yea my room is painted a rely soft but beautiful green and i have vines hanging over my closet. When my sister moves out I’m going to get her room and the vines over my closet will be seaweed lol. Her room collar is a darkish lightish blue but its rely pretty. And her room seems way bigger then my room (I have to share my room with my little brother). Yea talking to you is so fun too! I hardly have any friends I only have 1 and she has not called me for a month in a half. Hope you can talk to me some more. – your mermaid friend, waveroll24

    1. May 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm
      Mermaid Princess says:

      If I got another tail, it would probably be the clownfish tail, it is really cute. I have two sisters, both their rooms are very messy. You call your sisters room pa-looted, Lol, thats funny! I have to share with my little sister, and your room sounds so pretty! I have wanted to go to Universal Disney for so long, tell what is like after you go. Your right, Disney Land is expensive, but we are going around November when there are discounts. Btw, I saw the website on Winter the dolphin, she’s really cute!
      Don’t worry about not having many friends, all I have is you, two other close friends. One of them stopped talking to me altogether, but I’ll be your friend forever!

      PS. What did you say your favorite book was?
      – your mermaid friend, Princess Mermaid LOL = Little Ocean Lovers!

  11. May 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm
    Mermaid Princess says:

    I didn’t know you met a dolphin named Winter in Florida, thats so cool! I haven’t been to Florida, but this year, my family and I are thinking about going to
    Disneyland, have you been? Talk to you soon!

    – your mermaid friend, Mermaid Princess 😊

  12. May 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    Gia fan says:

    Fin fun will you make any more mermaidens?

  13. May 5, 2017 at 2:49 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    well i do online school too i do K12 well i bet you know what im going to say witch tail you should get but im just gonna say it Brynns! lol its so pretty i got mine a week ago and it almost looks blue in the sunlight well the tidel teel fin looks sort of like a butterfly wing lol thats just the way i see it so i hope this helps – your mermaid friend ,waveroll24

    1. May 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm
      Mermaid Princess says:

      Now I really want Brynn’s tail lol, it’s so pretty and we can match! Which one are you planning to get next?
      How much time do you spend on FinFun, and have you entered any contests or submitted any videos? Also, did you say you are doing a private swimming class?
      How fun! What is your favorite book series, mine is the “Whatever After” series, it’s about fairy tales. You would enjoy it! I hope you wright to me again soon!
      Bye Fin Friend

      PS. You and I love to say, lol, right? I was thinking it could stand for, “Little Ocean lovers,” what do you think?

      – your mermaid friend, Mermaid princess

  14. May 5, 2017 at 7:38 am
    Mermaid Princess says:

    I don’t know why the comments I have posted haven’t come up yet, if I write things more than once, I’m sorry. What grade are you in, I’m in 7th. I know it
    may seem like thats not true, but I started school early. I am not public schooled, I do school online, do you? Also, I want your opinion on which tail I should
    get, Brynn’s, Zoey’s, or Marina’s, tell me and which one do you have? BTW When I sent my last comment, there were some that you sent and that I sent, but
    haven’t approved the moderation, but I hope you write to me again soon mermaid friend!

    – your mermaid friend

  15. May 4, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    sorry i kept saying the same thing lol why cant they show up the second you post them lol i ment to say sure only once! lol

    1. May 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm
      Princess Mermaid says:

      It’s fine that you said things more than once, and it would be so much more quicker if the comments popped right up. I really am excited you and I are friends now, how old are you, I’m 12. Usually, I might not be able to respond to your comments right away, because I am a dancer, I do ballet. What do you do in your spare time?

      – your mermaid friend 😊

      1. May 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm
        waveroll24 says:

        lol and in my spare time i like to draw mermaids and wright stories and when i was 5 i took ballet lol but i stopped bc i cant do the splits it was so humiliating me trying to lol and well im writing a mermaid story it features the mermaidens and a mermaid that is well not what Brynn thought she was lol my last story i wrought was 14 in a half pages long its about Greek gods oh and i love to read read read lol im a book worm! oh my favorite animal is a dolphin i met the famous dolphin Winter when i went to Florida for a week and i pet Hope and to a picture with her it was so cool but the sad thing is i got my tail and i cant swim in it yet YET I SAID YET lol i cant wait tell my mom takes me to aquatic adventures its in indoor pool and they give privet swim lessons its rlly nice there sorry my comment is so long lets just say i talk alot and i mean alot if i could type for ever i could but i want to talk to you more and im glad were friends to – your very talkative mermaid friend, wavroll24

        1. May 4, 2017 at 6:36 pm
          Mermaid Princess says:

          I am a bit of a chatty girl as well, and you are so lucky to have a mermaid tail, which one do you have? I really hope I get one before summer is here. I want your opinion, which tail should I get, Brynn’s, Zoey’s, or Marina’s. BTW, I don’t think we live in the same state, judging on the time we send comments. I live in Texas, where do you? Also, where are you going to take swimming lessons? I don’t think FinFun has a place where I live. Drawing mermaids is so fun for me too! I spend the day pretending I’m a real one. Even my bedroom theme is about mermaids! Talking to
          you is so much fun!

          PS. Don’t worry if you had trouble in dance, I have been doing dance for 3 years and still have no splits.
          Talk to you later, Bye!

          – your mermaid friend 😊

  16. May 4, 2017 at 4:39 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    yes please lol

  17. May 4, 2017 at 4:39 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    sure! i was gonna ask you the same thing lol

  18. May 3, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    Well her and Destiny but that’s it sorry for saying you guys were crazy I guess I just got a little frustrated lol like Brynn does when she feels that way LOL

    1. May 4, 2017 at 9:27 am
      Mermaid Princess says:

      You are so funny LOL!
      Do you want to be friends, two mermaid fans together?
      I love Brynn1

      1. May 4, 2017 at 9:29 am
        Mermaid Princess says:

        Sorry if I put 1 at the end of my scentence, it meant to be a exclamation point.

      2. May 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm
        waveroll24 says:

        sure! i was going to ask you the same thing lol

  19. May 3, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    waveroll24 says:

    Thank you! she really is cool lol i wish she was my sister in fact i created a mermaiden that’s her twin sister lol and that mermaid describes ME!!

  20. Apr 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    shiddharth says:


  21. Apr 28, 2017 at 5:26 am
    Mermad Patricia says:

    I love her she so brave and pretty also I really want a fin fun they just looks the best

    Mermaid BFF

  22. Apr 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm
    Lexi says:

    Ooooooooo i love love love the mermaidens even the bodys of boys !!!!!!!!!

    1. May 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm
      Mermaid Princess says:

      Same here.

  23. Apr 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    waveroll24 says:


    1. May 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm
      Mermaid Princess says:

      Not me! I love Brynn and her tail, is she your only favorite?

      Who else do you like?


  24. Mar 6, 2017 at 3:49 pm
    Oceanstar says:

    I loved it I cant wait to read the next one!!!!

    1. Apr 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm
      Lexi says:


  25. Jan 15, 2016 at 1:36 am
    mermaidloverforever says:

    it was okay