by Alexandra Seidel
The hippo looked out to the sea
Alexandra Seidel is a writer, poet, and editor. She does not personally know any hippos or merpeople, but is hopeful that they like limericks. Should any merpeople, hippos, or other parties wish to read more of Alexa's work, they might find it in places such as Strange Horizons, Lackington's, Goblin Fruit, and elsewhere. If you are so inclined you can follow Alexa on Twitter (@Alexa_Seidel) or read her blog: tigerinthematchstickbox.blogspot.com.
Photography: adapted from IR 5 Black cliffs, by Simon. Photomanipulation with an unpublished photograph by Shweta Narayan, used with permission.