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Not everyone knows this, but 'wishing' can be a very tricky business. What if you wish unwisely and your world is changed forever in a way you never imagined…or ever wanted to imagine?
Merwyn Fae (Merrie) the tenth Royal Princess of Aquaterros needs to consider the consequences of the wish she has been thinking about for the longest time. More than anything, she wants to dance…to twirl like a seabird feather in the wind like the little red- haired girl, she has been spying on in the big house perched on the edge of the sea. The problem is…and it's a big one…Merrie is a mermaid with a beautiful tail she thinks is 'nothing special' at all.
On the day her wish is to be granted,, Merrie swims back to the rocks offshore and looks for the little girl, hoping she'll see her running along the beach, flying a kite or…best of all…dancing, but there is something very wrong. She finds her sitting close to the water in a chair with big wheels. As she watches, the little red-haired girl, angrily, throws her ballet slippers as far as she can into the sea.
Puzzled by what she just saw, Merrie rescues the toe shoes as they float past her and drapes them around her neck. Looking back to shore, she sees the little girl crying and knows she cannot just swim away and leave her.
So she offers the girl she nicknames 'Penny' her friendship and a chance to see her world. Drawing her down into the clear blue water, they explore the bright colored coral reefs and visit with the beings that live beneath the sea. Bit by bit, she teaches Penny the importance of protecting the inhabitants that live there and their environment.
They drop in on a Sea Witch, who has her own 'bit of fun' at the expense of a very frightened Penny. Later, they visit a treasure ship sunk by Blackbeard the pirate until they are forced to flee for their lives from Mennis the bull shark, who has his own idea of 'fun'!
Having forgotten the time in all the excitement, Merrie and Penny arrive late at the Grand Celebration. Horrified by her tardiness, Merrie's nine older sisters drag her away and prepare her for the ceremony when she will drop her wish in the silver Wish Box and have it granted by the Royal Decree of her Great….Great…too many 'Greats' to remember…Grandfather, King Kerflynkinn, High King of Aquaterros and all points beyond. All nine sisters advise her to wish for great beauty like they had, since she was little more than a 'shrimp' who could use all the help she could get!
But what will Merrie wish? And what will happen when her wish comes true, because it will you know. Royal Decree guarantees it! Has she learned you must be very careful with the 'wishing' thing, or will she find out the hard way?

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