FFfAW — Something Fishy

C1DA0867-0D87-4865-B450-45E64CE722C6“Let’s play hide and seek,” Goldie the goldfish said to her fellow aquarium-mate, Tex, a Texas cichlid.

“Cool,” Tex said. “Shall I ask Angie, the Angelfish, if she’d like to join us?”

“No, she’s too delicate. She never wants to play games with us,” Goldie responded. “I think she thinks she’s too delicate. But how about Bozo?”

“Great idea, Goldie,” Tex exclaimed. “That clownfish is always fun to have around.”

“And Peter?” Goldie asked.

“Peter? Are you kidding me?” tex said. “That guy sucks.”

“Well,” Goldie said, that is his job. He is a suckermouth catfish, you know.”

“Okay, so just you, me, and Bozo, then,” Tex said.

“You and Bozo go swim off and hide,” Goldie said. “I’ll count to ten and then go find you.”

After a minute, Tex got tired of waiting, left his hiding place, and swam to the middle of the tank, where he saw Goldie. “Why aren’t you playing?”

“Playing what?” Goldie asked.

“Hide and seek.”

“I forgot,” she said. “You know I have the memory of a goldfish.”

(175 words)


Written for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Photo credit: Jodi McKinney.

16 thoughts on “FFfAW — Something Fishy

  1. Iain Kelly October 23, 2018 / 8:31 am

    Excellent. I was disappointed to learn this lack of memory is a bit of a myth about goldfish, it’s funnier to imagine this sort of thing happening!

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    • Fandango October 23, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Yeah, I read that their memory can last up to six months, but where’s the fun in that?

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  2. Abhijit Ray October 23, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    There is politics and groupism in fish community also? I thought it was endemic to humans. Nice story from the point of view of a fish.

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  3. Joe Owens October 24, 2018 / 7:57 am

    I was thinking about Dory and how she led Nemo on such wonderful misadventures. It like this.

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