This is my contribution to the Photo Challenge set by Nekneeraj today:
Image by Gyaban
The pain was excruciating, he had not anticipated the price he would have to pay to try.
The part of him that was Man fought hard and strong, gasping for breath as his lower body was torn from his torso in a flood of blackened blood. The bones he possessed sank to the depths of the ocean to rest on coral that would soon engulf and smother what he had been.
There was no place on earth for his kind, and too late he realised he would never walk on land. The Merpeople belonged in the sea, forever a mystery, legend or myth to the human race.