Mermaids, by their very nature, breathe perfectly fine underwater.

Yet Thea is drowning, crushed by the weight of the sea.

This is a story about mental health, bad thoughts, and a mermaid.

CW Descriptions of metaphorical drowning, anxiety and depression, bad thoughts, allusion to an abusive home, and self loathing.


  • 03/02/21. Version 1.1. Added scroll bars, so the game can play properly on smaller devices (like phones).
  • 05/17/21. Version 1.2. Made it actually workable on mobile. Added a small menu to introduce the story. Added a button to replay the story.
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(19 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsFantasy, Female Protagonist, Mental Health, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Twine


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Hope everyone here is doing okay these days. Please be safe and know that people care about you, even if it may not feel like it at times. If you are feeling troubled, maybe professional help is the answer, or talking to a trusted friend about what you are going through. Wish you the best.


An amazing work that's pretty atmospheric to me, I hope that Thea can keep on fighting on until she too can be like that whale. Thanks for sharing this!

Thank you! I hope so too for Thea.


It's wild how accurate it is in its small details. Fight on, lil mermaid

Thea tries! She tries so hard.

And thank you!


Woah! This gave me the chills! A beautiful piece!


Thank you, high tea!


10/10 good game 

Thank you!

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This is absolutely beautiful, I don't know how but this fills up a hole in my heart that I never knew existed. Thank you to whoever made this, I hope you're okay and having a wonderful day.


> Thank you to whoever made this, I hope you're okay and having a wonderful day.

I am for the most part! This day is pretty good.

Also thank you so much for leaving this comment.