Storytellers have often delighted us with tales of people who live under the sea. The very first story came from nearly three thousand years ago when the goddess Atargatis took to the sea as punishment for killing her friend. Sometimes we are told these mythical creatures have fish tails instead of legs, and other times they have legs just like us. There are even stories where they have fishy tails in water that turn into legs on dry land. We now have a whole library of different versions of worlds beneath the waves to choose from. It’s like a wonderful, mystical, alien world that is right on our doorstep.

One tale from the Arabian Nights that takes place both in and out the sea is the story Gulnare of the Sea.

Can you write a story that takes place under the sea?