Flat Stanley and The Magical Mermaid

Once again Flat Stanley awoke from a wonderful dream.  Upon rising, he immediately wanted to go back into the depths of the ocean with his bestie Alexa who had transformed into a mermaid, a magical mermaid.

The dream began with Flat Stanley fishing from the rock jetty that extended from the sandy shore in Virginia Beach, out past the waves, like a rocky pier.

He thought something was biting on his line, but each time he reeled his line in, the fish got away.

Flat Stanley was just about to pack up his fishing supplies to leave, when out of the depths of the deep blue sea rises Alexa’s smiling face!

“Hi Flat Stanley!” she said, “would you like to come swimming with me?”

Flat Stanley had been swimming in a swimming pool, but never in the deep ocean.  He was excited about the idea, but still a bit fearful.

As he was thinking about it, Alexa floated towards him, flapping an enormous and colorful mermaid tail behind her.

As she approached Flat Stanley, he was beginning to climb down the large rocks, approaching Alexa in the water.

Alexa let out a piercing whistle and a dolphin magically appeared.

“Deanna, will you please let Flat Stanley ride on your back?” Alexa asked her dolphin friend.

When Deanna the Dolphin agreed, Alexa explained to Flat Stanley that dolphins are mammals that breathe air like humans and magical mermaids, so he’ll be safe.

The next thing Flat Stanley knew, Alexa was flapping her big wide tail, swimming out past the waves as he held on tight to Deanna’s fin.

When they swam above the coral reef, Alexa told Flat Stanley to take a deep breath, hold it in, and relax.

Flat Stanley took a really deep breath and held it tight as Alexa led Deanna and Flat Stanley down to see the sea creatures swimming amongst the live colorful coral in vibrant pink, turquoise and purple.

Alexa’s mermaid tail had many of the same colors and she could blend in with the coral, she smiled and little bubbles escaped from her lips.

Seahorses floated and seemed to dance as they moved around Flat Stanley.  He reached out to touch one that got really close, and was surprised when it’s tail rested on his fingertips and felt like a slippery fish with gritty sandpapaper like spots.

Flat Stanley’s smile also let bubbles out when he looked up at his magical mermaid friend Alexa, who was letting a starfish slither up the back of her hand.

It was time for air.  Deanna the dolphin arched her back, giving Flat Stanley the signal to hold on tight and he held her fin as they sprang through the water aiming for the surface.

Alexa waved at Flat Stanley as she swam past him and then slowed to let Deanna and Flat Stanley catch up and pass her.  They all enjoyed this cat and mouse race towards the surface where the blue skies above were coming into view.

As Flat Stanley broke through the surface he took a big gulping breath of much needed oxygen and opened his eyes to find himself in his bed at home; smiling.

I hope this finds you smiling too.   Subscribe today so Nana can send you an email when a new adventure is posted.  Thank you for sharing Flat Stanley’s Adventures with your family and friends; share the smiles!



6 thoughts on “Flat Stanley and The Magical Mermaid”

    1. This one was more of a creative challenge for me. It made me smile though, so my measure of success has been met. Thanks for sharing the smiles! Friday is going to be a very busy day for me, so I won’t be able to do a full blog post, but check on Friday; it will make you smile!

  1. That was a delightful adventure! We enjoyed this one so much! You are amazing Colleen! Your talents are unbelievable! Thank for yet another great adventure with Flat Stanley, and adorable Alexa! It put a great big smile on my face as well as Emilee and Alissa! ♥️😘

  2. Alexa adored this story. She can’t wait to see you both and show you her mermaid tail in person! ❤️

    1. Nana and Papa are very excited about our upcoming visit, and of course Flat Stanley is over the moon! The personalized stories are the most rewarding for me. I’m glad this one made her smile.

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