Short stories in the genre Alternate Historical Fantasy

Listing 2 stories.

A young Caribbean merwoman decides to bring her friends to explore living on land, but the trip puts them in horrible danger. Upon returning underwater, she must face the consequences of putting her entire community at risk.

After being recruited by a band of Norman soldiers with magical powers, a teenage girl who can summon fire is forced to participate in a war against her own people. But when she and her captors suddenly come under attack, she must decide where her loyalties lie.