In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"The lake stones were smooth, slippery beneath my leathered feet, but (predictably) rock-hard. The water pulled at the skin of my insteps and ankles, pushed me back toward the shoreline, pulled me out, pushed me back. Some days I could imagine myself a mermaid: Melusine, Sabrina. Some days I could not. I was strong, the pull of the water stronger."
Bradbury, Monica J.
"The Mermaid's Revenge,"
The Angle: Vol. 1997
, Article 15.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol1997/iss2/15