Maybe Mermaids and Robots Are Lonely: Storues and a Novella

Matthew Fogarty 1551818588219



Matthew Fogarty

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This is a collection of stories. In the title story, a mermaid and a robot make for unlikely lovers and are forced to overcome their innate differences: that she needs water to live but water would be the death of him. But love finds a way.



Short Summary

The mermaid emerges from the ocean ans explores an unnamed city. She and the robot see each other from separate rooftops.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Mermaid

Age: NA

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Sophisticated,Seductive,Romantic,Visionary,Funny,Selfless,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Robot

Age: NA

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Underdog,Power Hungry,Romantic,Visionary,Heroic,Engaging

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About The Author

Matthew Fogarty is the author of Maybe Mermaids and Robots are Lonely (George Mason University’s Stillhouse Press, 2016), which Kirkus named one of the best books of 2016. The title story recently won a Pushcart Prize. He has an MFA from the University of South Carolina, where he was editor of Yemassee. His fiction has appeared in such journals as Passages North, Fourteen Hills, PANK, Smokelong Quarterly, and Midwestern Gothic. He can be found online at and on Twitter at @thatmattfogarty.

Target Audiences

Age: 6 and under,7-12,13-17,18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Stillhouse Press

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available