The Mermaid Astronaut by Yoon Ha Lee

The Mermaid Astronaut

Yoon Ha Lee

8 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction short stories adventurous medium-paced


Essarala learned of the traders from her cousins' gossip, and she lingered near the interpreters, watching and wishing. She longed to explore their ship and ask them to take her with them to the stars. But the more she listened, the more she learn...

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emotional 20%
hopeful 20%
lighthearted 20%


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