Friday Fictioneers – The Best Laid Plans of Fish and Men

ff301013While his scaredy fish friends skulked amongst the glowing corals, Gilbert was well into his routine. Gilbert was a born show off; he was also a smarter fish than most: he’d lived in a pet emporium and knew the score. When big people faces squashed up against the sky, and their fingers pointed, it was showtime!

A new home, new food a new world awaited the star performer.

Once again Gilbert seemed to have won the day. As he was scooped from the tank his golden tail flipped with excitement.

‘This one Sir?’

Gilbert smiled.

‘Yes, please. Can I have it grilled  with a green salad?’

Gilbert gulped.


This is my entry into this week’s 100 word challenge over at Friday Fictioneers.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Best Laid Plans of Fish and Men

  1. Lindaura Glamoura

    Hilarious – but sad, I have a soft spot for all creatures, even fool hardy show-offs! I agree with Perry above. Hope the consumer chokes on a fish bone and the restaurant goes out of business!

  2. CherryPickens

    Fish who have names and understand human speech deserve to be eaten. Yeah, that’s callous of me to say so, but … well … I’m putting it out there. Thanks for the cool read!


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