March Reprints: Week 3 pt. 2



I half-hear Paz say something about the air conditioning from the passenger seat, and all I can say is, “We’re not here for you. We’re here for the mermaids. Do you have to act like it’s all about you?”

Our friend Ward, like us, is twenty-five years old, but unlike us, he believes there are mermaids in the Pacific Ocean near California, so we’re on our way there now from Texas, taking turns driving the recreational vehicle my parents bought after my sister and I moved out. Of course, a few years later, I dropped out of school and moved back in with them in the Austin suburbs. They don’t go on many vacations now, the RV slowly rusting in the driveway, so they were okay with us borrowing it for a week.

Continue reading “Popular Science for Mermaid Lovers” by Zachary Kocanda here.