In Holder Bay, people sincerely believed a mermaid lived in the waters. Every year they held a lantern festival, hoping to hear her song once more.
Becka placed her phone in the lantern to guard it from sand. “The ringtone plays Enya,” she told Bruce. “So magical!”
They chatted for a while then wandered down the beach. Behind them, true believers launched every lantern they could find. Everyone watched in silence, listening. And then a sweet, lovely voice drifted across. “It’s her!” called a man. “The mermaid is here!”
Down the beach, Becka said, “Call my phone again. It’s here somewhere!”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/08/22/24-august-2018/
I imagine the mermaid/ringtone sounded something like this…
Enya – Storms in Africa