At the beginning of February I started a month-long online writing class and for the first assignment I wrote a scene from a story that I’ve been brainstorming recently. The scene takes place near the ocean and now that I have spent some time immersed in that world, I really miss it. I love standing on shore and imagining what it would be like to live in the water and I love the shells that collect on the beach. I love the power and the beauty of the sea. I’ve often thought that I’d love to live in the sea (as a mermaid, of course) but sometimes the ocean can give me chills.