A Mermaid Story from Mermaiden Waverlee!

“Quick, Bubbles! We need to find the shells before anyone else does!”

Bubbles chirped and quickly caught up to me from where he had veered off to chase a little fish. I was so excited about the new shells on the beach he spotted, I had almost forgotten to keep an eye on him! Bubbles gets distracted easily. Actually, so do I, sometimes. Not this time, though. I was completely focused on getting to the beach to collect shells. It’s one of my favorite hobbies.

waverlee-sanddollarSee, there are millions of shells in the ocean, but most of those have owners! They’re home to little sea creatures like crabs, oysters, snails and clams. I would never want to harm any of those animals by taking their shelter! So instead, Bubbles and I go up to the beautiful sandy beaches and collect shells there. Most of those are uninhabited and many times I find human things up there too!

I swam a little faster at the thought of all those lovely treasures waiting for me. Bubbles dove through the water alongside me. He loves to go to the beach because of the waves. My dolphin friend has so much fun diving through them! Sometimes I get a little tired of dashing through all those waves so I just sit and look through my collection from that day’s findings. I make sure to flip my tail a bit to keep the waves a little bigger for him.

Finally, we slowed down as we saw the beach. I squealed in excitement at all those shining grains of sand and Bubbles whistled loudly in reply. I laughed and patted his side. Using my magical powers, I sent a few waves rolling off to my right and he went diving into the water in that direction. Then, I headed toward the rocky cove where Bubbles had spied the trove of shells.

On my way I glanced down the coast, hesitating for a moment to watch the crowded part of the beach. There were a lot of humans there! I sighed happily as I watched them all running around on those long legs. I love to look at all the colorful outsides they wear. I spied one human girl that had a yellow polka-dotted outside with a big yellow bow in her hair. I saw another little one that had a lovely shade of pink as her outside that shimmered. I looked down at my own pretty pink tail and decided it was almost the same color, but not quite.

surfboardI gasped when I saw a boy human fall off of his long red stick with a tail on the bottom. I think they are called “surfboards.” But then he came back up laughing and I giggled too. I have to be careful not to let the humans see or hear me though, so I always make sure I’m just far enough away that the waves and rocks hide me while I pause to watch them.

I didn’t realize how long I’d been watching when a slippery missile came shooting toward me! I braced myself for impact and then laughed when Bubbles pulled back at the last moment, squealing his delight for all to hear. I shushed him and then patted his head with a fond smile. “Well, Bubbles, let’s go find those shells!”

Turning my back on the land dwellers, we swam past some big rock ledges that stick out into the ocean. Humans didn’t usually stray past those massive things! Then, when we were sure there was not a single person in sight, we swam up towards the sandy cove. It’s hard for both of us to be out on the sand for long, so I had to keep pulling waves up on the sand with us so that our skin stayed hydrated–especially Bubbles. When dolphin skin gets dry, it cracks and it’s really painful for them. I would never want Bubbles to get hurt!

When we were on the tiny beach, we started our hunt. We found a lot of treasures! There were all sorts of big, beautiful shells. I picked up one that was cone shaped, tucked it into my curly gold hair and admired my reflection in a piece of a human looking glass that I keep with me. There were so many shells that I barely had enough room in the little satchel I carry. By the time we left, it was full to the brim with perfect, shiny shells in all shapes and sizes!

waverlee-umbrellaAlong with the shells, I found some human objects, too! There was another piece of a looking glass, a bottle of something labelled “sunscreen,” and a lovely little contraption that I see humans with all the time. They use it at the beach to shade themselves from the hot sun. It’s big and bright with lots of colors, made out of a funny round-ish material on the end of a long stick. This one was smaller than most of the others that I see humans using. I was thrilled to find this gadget, though. It’s still one of my most favorite human treasures!

Bubbles and I slid back into the water and floated lazily in the cove for a while, watching the sun sink lower in the sky. Bubbles lay on my lap and I stroked his smooth skin. He chirped contentedly.

All of a sudden, Bubbles started to squirm on my tail. He rolled around and took off into the water as fast as he could.

“Bubbles!” I yelled, “Where are you going? Come back!”

The silly dolphin kept swimming as fast he could! I quickly dove into the water and swam after him, trying to catch up. What in the Seven Seas is he doing? I frantically came up out of the water beside one of the rock ledges for a moment to see if I could spot him leaping above the waves.

I scanned the horizon in front of me, and that’s when I saw her. A pretty, dark-haired mermaid sitting up on a cluster of rocks in plain sight, just a few yards in front of me! What are you doing? I wanted to scream. So many humans could spot her! It felt like I was frozen for a moment, just staring open-mouthed at the young mermaiden perched on a rock, smiling down at her purple tail.

Suddenly, a call came from behind her, farther down the rock ledge. My brain kicked my tail into gear and suddenly I ducked below the water, fearing for my fellow mermaid but unsure whether I should show myself yet! So I watched from below the water as the mermaiden looked behind her and then slowly pulled her fin out of the water. What is happening!? I thought, completely and thoroughly confused.

Suddenly, an older human appeared behind the mermaid. She didn’t seem in the slightest bit surprised to see the tail on the younger girl. In fact, she smiled at the mermaid, held out her hand, and let the girl hold onto her arm for support as she stood up straight. Then, to my complete shock and horror, the girl began to pull at her tail, rolling it down to her knees and taking it completely off to reveal two long white legs beneath! I nearly fainted at the sight!

As I watched the two humans retreat down the rock ledge, my thoughts raced for an explanation. What in the deep blue ocean is going on here? I thought, running my fingers through my gold curls as I surfaced just a little to watch the mermaid imposter go. Could humans actually be dressing up as mermaids? The thought made my face split in a gigantic grin.

All at once, I remembered Bubbles. “Oh Poseidon! Where did that creature get off to?” I pursed my lips and slapped my hand down on the top of the water, smiling a little at the sound it made. Without warning, Bubbles erupted from the water behind me and cackled urgently in my ear, half scaring me to death before speeding back into the water and off again! I groaned a little before quickly dashing off in pursuit.

Bubbles led us all the way back to the rocks where we had stopped to watch the humans before he finally paused to let me catch up.

I swam up to him, breathing hard and took a deep breath to start lecturing. “Bubbles! What were you thinking? I–”

But he wasn’t listening. He was clicking and shivering in alarm and swimming around me in circles. I started to roll my eyes at his dramatics – then I saw what made him so upset. Only about twenty feet above us, something was struggling and bobbing in the water. I gasped. It was a human! A little human girl who was crying and clawing the water, trying to gasp air in the brief moments when she surfaced. She must have been caught in an unexpected wave and pulled out to sea!

Swiftly, I started toward her and then stopped myself as I remembered the rules. Merfolk are forbidden from letting humans see us. But she looked so tired! If I didn’t help her, she was going to drown!

waverlee-wavesThen I had an idea. Quietly, I used my powers to push waves toward the little girl. The water was strong and could help her back to the beach, where I could see what must be her family running around looking for her. The little girl started to move with my waves, slowly at first, then faster and faster as I sent more and more powerful water surging toward her. Soon the little human was cruising toward the sand, riding on top of my waves without a surfboard! I sighed in relief when she finally made it to her parents’ arms. They scooped her up in a big hug and waded back to the beach.

I beamed with pride and Bubbles chirped happily over and over again, finally relaxing from his frenzy. But as I turned to go home, I remembered the pretend mermaid from the rocks. Taking a deep breath and straightening my satchel strap, I headed toward home, knowing what I’d have to do. “Come on Bubbles. I need to talk to my father.”


Meet Mermaiden Waverlee

Waverlee lives in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. She and her best FinFriend, Bubbles the dolphin love to watch the humans on the beaches and boardwalks. Waverlee’s royal Mermaiden power is to control the waves.

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  1. Jan 29, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    Mermaid Katie says:

    I love the artwork!!! ?

  2. Jan 8, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    Mermaid Lila says:

    I love Waverlee she rescued a human even though it’s against the rules!

  3. Jan 4, 2017 at 10:11 pm
    Katie says:

    i loved it so much!!

  4. Dec 30, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    Mermaidian Queen says:

    I say I’m glad that humans are now excepting my people and yes, I know how to use this magic box thingy. And I would like to say thank you to fin fun for telling stories of my people and doing mermaid tails for humans that looks like my Daughters tails. They are show happy not to hide any more like we used too. Also thanks to the people of the world for excepting us.

  5. Dec 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm
    kylie says:

    I really like this story

  6. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    Laelani says:

    I really liked this story, it was so VIVID! Keep writing these stories,PLEASE!!!

  7. Oct 16, 2016 at 7:15 am
    georgina says:

    hi my mom and my dad they dont let me to buy a fun fun marmaid tail but i dont know whitch color my fav color is pink and purple.

    1. Oct 30, 2016 at 3:47 am
      waverlee says:


  8. Oct 16, 2016 at 7:01 am
    georgina says:

    I want a finfun marmaid tail but I know whitch color?

  9. Oct 16, 2016 at 6:59 am
    georgina says:

    I wana finfun marmaid tail but i dont know whitch color?

  10. Oct 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm
    Laurel ! says:

    that was stupid even my friends thought so DUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jan 4, 2017 at 10:10 pm
      Katie says:

      then why did you read it!!!!! A show your friends?????

    2. Feb 4, 2017 at 8:18 am
      Mermaid Starr says:

      your rude if you think this is dduuuummmmmmm! than don’t read it or show your buddy’s! duh!

    3. Apr 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm
      Mermaid Lizzie says:

      Yeah why did you read it if it was so dummmmmmbbbbbbb? Really! If you don’t like it, just exit out of the page! Plain and simple and not mean!

    4. Jun 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm
      mermaid katie says:

      i thought it was cool i dont know what your talking about

  11. Sep 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm
    mimmi says:

    love it! love reading about the mermaids.

  12. Sep 4, 2016 at 4:07 am
    Mermaid Nadege says:

    Nice story!

  13. Sep 3, 2016 at 5:00 am
    marceline says:

    like cristal

  14. Aug 1, 2016 at 6:46 am
    suzan says:

    I wish I had mermaid tail

    1. Jun 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm
      mermaid katie says:

      me to

  15. Jul 22, 2016 at 10:43 am
    bruhitza_mermaid says:

    they shud totally do vids of the adventures. this was kinda boring reading all that.

    1. Aug 11, 2016 at 11:36 pm
      sofia says:


  16. Jun 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm
    anna says:

    a hop they do some videos of the adventures

  17. Jun 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm
    Anonymous says:

    The artwork is amazing

  18. Mar 28, 2016 at 7:58 pm
    Liv says:

    My BFFE LOVES PINK! She always wants everything PINK! Even though I really so not like pink I still thought this was interesting and amazing even though she has a pink tail

    1. Sep 24, 2016 at 9:50 am
      ella says:

      me too, exept not everything she has is pink and is not crazy for pink and its not my BFFE its my BFFAEAEAE!

  19. Dec 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm
    MaLynne says:

    Wow, this is a really good story! I’ve been trying to learn to draw mermaids and stuff, and consider more about the way they would work if they existed…
    I’ve asked my mom to buy me a tail, but she keeps telling me it’s a dumb idea to want to be a mermaid, even though I’m the best in my swim class. I wish I could convince her otherwise, but I guess I’ll just save up my own money to get one? I don’t know if I can find it in stores… or get her to take me to one though. Wish me luck in trying to get a tail guys! ;3

    1. Jan 16, 2016 at 8:39 am
      Mermaid Sarah says:

      A way you can convince her is show her videos of people in there Fin Fun Tails. Then you could explain how much you like mermaids and offer to pay half or more if you want. Hope this helps -Sarah

    2. Apr 30, 2017 at 10:43 am
      Mermaid Lizzie says:

      Oh but you can buy them in stores! I saw them for sale in the Undersea Gallery from the water of Hawaii.

  20. Jun 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm
    mermaidlover says:

    even though she has a pink mermaid tail, she is my second fav mermaid! she has an epic power! the other ones are pretty cool, but the animal speaking and the waves, i think, are the best! just so you know, Zoey is my first fav mermaid!

    1. Mar 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm
      Liv says:

      I love Zoey to she is also my favorite mermaid!

  21. Jun 2, 2015 at 9:52 am
    Jordyn says:

    I,m getting one for my birthday in to weeks it is so fun to swim in

    1. Jun 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm
      mermaid katie says:

      happy early b day and happy late b day

  22. Oct 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm
    Alyssah says:

    Love Serena/Destiney/Waverlee/Crystal.

  23. May 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm
    Maria says:

    Even though her tail is pink, She’s my favorite mermaid!

  24. May 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm
    Missy says:

    Hi Fin Fun I really really really love Waverlee’s Stories!!! they are so fun and creative!!!!! I really hope i win this time i lost before! :'( i can’t buy because were just poor 🙁 ,I always pray i hope my prayer will come true, by the way i hope you make more stories!!! i really love reading them!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    1. Sep 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm
      mikaela says:

      i am getting a fin fun this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. May 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm
    Cindy says:

    Love Waverlee…the artist is fantastic! Great story….Kids will love her!

    1. Aug 22, 2016 at 11:07 am
      kate says:

      I love waverlee two

      1. Oct 30, 2016 at 3:46 am
        waverlee says:

        i love waverlee she is so cool

      2. Dec 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm
        Sheryl says:

        I hope I’ll get Waverlee’s tail from fin fun this Christmas. I can’t wait!

        1. Jun 2, 2018 at 7:52 am
          Harperh43 says:

          💩 poop-face!

          1. Jul 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm
            Livie says:

            that is so not cool