General Fiction posted January 24, 2022


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Don't be such a Crab

by John Ciarmello

Pop goes the Weasel Contest Winner 

"This ocean water is freezing."
"Hm, and just what type of ocean fish are you supposed to be?"
"Well, an Imitation crab, of course." What type of ocean fish are you supposed to be?"
"Well, a real crab, of course."
"You act very smug for a real crab, aren't you afraid of getting caught and eaten?"
"As you should be my imitation crab friend."
"I'm not worried."
"Oh?"
"Do you ever recall anyone catching an imitation crab?"
"Well - "
"Exactly!"

"Ah, beautiful restaurant by the sea. What a wonderful choice, dear."
"Thank you, my love. I knew you'd approve."
"What're you going to have, dear?"
"Well, the crab, of course!"
"You?"
"I'm going to have the imitation crab salad."
"Ah yes, I forgot you're allergic to shellfish."


Writing Prompt
For one day, you will embody whatever animal you ate last (in real life). You will then off yourself in a manner intended to create the most interesting dining experience for the person who consumes you. Tell us how it goes.

Pop goes the Weasel
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Artwork by Beckie51 at FanArtReview.com

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