TBM-2010.20 – Wolves and Tears

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#audio. #flashfic #flashfiction Twisted fairy tales and bottled tears.

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She’d cut him. Not her father, but the wolf. She’d drawn his blood while he never drew hers. Well, not with a knife. But she’d been a virgin the first time he’d lain with her, and that kind of bloodstain was better earned.

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2010.06 – Never Wade While Wearing Velvet

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#audio. #short-short. Sun, Sand, Sea, Kindred Spirits, and Spirits of Another Kind.

Excerpt:

She likes the way his kisses taste like salt-water taffy, and the way he’s totally comfortable in rolled-up khakis and a chambray shirt, sitting on the sand near a bonfire, and equally comfortable dressed in a coat and tie and shoes (she still hates shoes, but she wears heels because they’re better for dancing) that gleam from shining.

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The Bathtub Mermaid is now on Patreon! If you like the stories and essays I share, and want to have occasional visits from Mei-Mei del Mare, please consider subscribing.
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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid album art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2009.02 – Mermaid Minute: Seasons

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about seasons.

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Just as they do on land, seasons change in the sea, but they don’t affect mermaids the same way they do land-walkers

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  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2009.02 – Mermaid Minute: Fast & Slow Food

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about fast and slow food.

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We mermaids are always perplexed by the land-walkers’ concepts of fast and slow food.

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2009.01 – Mermaid Minute: The Beach

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about the  beach.

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We can walk on the sand, but we generally prefer not to be surrounded by all that sizzling human meat.

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2009.01 – Mermaid Minute: Window Shopping

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about window shopping.

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I’ve heard that land-walkers sometimes engage in something called ‘window shopping’ where they gaze upon merchandise but do not purchase it.

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2008.31 – Mermaid Minute: Back to School

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about school.

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You might think that because we live in the sea, we mermaids are always in school, but it’s not true! We’re not fish!

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  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2008.31 – Mermaid Minute: Sushi

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about sushi.

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 If you’re a land-walker, you probably think sushi originated in Asia, after rice paddies became a common agricultural feature.

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2008.28 – Mermaid Minute: Bermuda Triangle

Mermaid Minute

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#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about the Bermuda Triangle

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There is a part of the ocean that inspires fear in most land-walkers.

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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TBM-2008.27 – Mermaid Minute: Moist

Mermaid Minute

Description:

#audio. #mermaidminute  Me-Me del Mare talks about uncomfortable words.

Excerpt:

Every culture has certain words that make people uncomfortable. I’m told that a lot of land-walkers don’t like the word ‘moist.’

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Credits:

  • The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the Tub is written and produced by Melissa A. Bartell, and is recorded and produced using the Auphonic iPhone app and Audacity.
  • Bathtub Mermaid banner art was created by Rebecca Moran of Moran Media
  • Sound Effects are from Freesound.

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