merchild


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merchild

(ˈmɜːˌtʃaɪld)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a mythical creature with the upper body of a child and the lower body of a fish
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16th Street Theater, Berwyn, (70B) 795-6704, www.16thstreettheater.org Merchild, Aline Lathrop; dir: Ann Filmer.
Lonely, she spends countless hours by the ocean, where she meets a green merchild whose alien strangeness empowers the girl to walk.
In one photograph, a child sits in a shopping cart, a merchild for sale, perhaps, or just out shopping for fish food with Mom.