Ava, Princess of Mermaids

The people on the beach of Lake Ontario were laughing and playing volleyball and swimming in the clear water. The sun was shining and everyone agreed that it was a perfect day to be at the beach. But they had no way of knowing that the evil shark named Dave had amassed his sharkee troupe to attack the people of the beach! Dave planned to kidnap the people and hold them for ransom so that he could become the new mayor of Rochester. He raised an evil flipper and signaled for his sharkee henchmen to attack. But at that just that moment, the Lake Ontario Mermaids, beautiful and wise and majestic swooped out of Irondequoit Bay, and, yelling weird underwater cries, chased the sharks off. The people were saved! In gratitude, they made the princess of the mermaids, Ava, the new mayor of Rochester.


Written at the Ontario Beach Park pier for a little girl who knew exactly what kind of story she wanted.

Podcast Episode:

005 Ava, Princess of Mermaids (Downloadable mp3 – right click the link and choose “Save Link As…”)