Pictures & Prompts 170

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Photo credit: alenkasm/

Photo credit: alenkasm/


A woman goes diving and discovers a colony of mermaids. What happens next?   


What fantastical creatures do you wish were real? Unicorns? Mermaids? Vampires? How do you imagine their presence would change the world you live in?


Write a list of safety tips for people who want to learn how to dive.


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