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a short story
Rob Young has written a short story, inspired by the mermaid exhibit in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.
The story premiered at The Green Man Gallery in Buxton, as part of the half.fish Festival, a 3-day event run by Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, with support from Arts Council England. It was read by local actress Sarah Day.
If you would like to read the story for yourself, please click here.
I wrote the piece with a bottle of Blake Mere water on my desk. Some say it contains the spirit of a vengeful mermaid, perhaps the wife of Joshua Linnet, who had her drowned as a witch. Some say it's the ghost of a landlocked mermaid, brought home by a Sailor who has long since died. Some say, it's all hokum, but I returned it to the sea, just in case.