She was the best weaver in Atlantis and knew all the secrets of her ancient art. She knew how to treat the seaweed fibers to make them strong and light and the correct method for curving fish spines.
But nobody cared about the old ways anymore. The crowd passed over her baskets in the market and favored cheap, mass-produced crap that barely lasted a season before breaking.
If baskets were out, she found new uses for her skills. She used them to create a new building material that was strong, light, and sustainable.
She would show them who was useless.

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