50 Word Thursday – Vengeance Delivered – A Fishy Tale.

This short story was written for this weeks 50 word Thursday Challenge, this week hosted by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, please check out her post here:


If you want to take part in this challenge, check out her post to see the rules.


The Picture:

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The Words:

The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance.



Vengeance Delivered – A Fishy Tale.

The Fish swam through the water unaware that danger reared its ugly head. The danger was never far away in the briny deep, but these fish were young and foolish.

They saw a bright light emerging from the sandy bottom but they ignored it. They knew it was a phoney, a lure from the lantern fish that had buried itself beneath the sand.

A Congar Eel gave a sashay through the water, like a dancing girl without her tambourine. The fish swam past without a care.

The young fish had been warned not to go into the deep chasm nor to swim in the barnacle-covered shipwreck. This presented a quandary. Which of these forbidden things should they do? They both looked like exciting prospects. After a brief delay where they played scissor, paper, stone to decide, they headed into the dark chasm.

There in the darkest of corners in the deepest chasm dwelt a sea monster of notorious fame. The Kraken had slumbered for many years but now it stirred and a generation of young foolish fish became its lunch.

The Kraken stirs, and ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance.

That vengeance came in the form of indigestion.

[200 Words]


I have also included the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Sashay




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