Aimee Bender vet hur man gör:
”There was an imp that went to high school with stilts on so that no one would know he was an imp. Of course he never wore shorts. […] One thing he didn’t know was that there was a mermaid at the school; she was a sophomore as well. She wore long skirts that swept the floor and one large boot covering her tail and she used a crutch, pretending like her second leg, which of course didn’t exist, was hurt.”
Ur novellen ”Drunken Mimi”. Jag kan inte få bilden av sjöjungfrun som hasar omkring med sin fiskstjärt nedstoppad i en stor stövel ur huvudet.