Aguycalledbloke has created a game which I (foolishly perhaps) agreed to be a part of. The details are Here
Essentially the idea is to write fictional pieces and then have the credibility of those fictions judged by one’s peers. There is a 300 word limit on each bundle of lies.
The game, at this stage, is being tested . It’s a sort of pre-season match.
And the topic is as follows …
“I caught a fish … it was THIS big?!”
So …. here’s mine.
The Bastard Dory
On a surfing trip long, long ago I was emerging from the shore break and turned to see my girlfriend, her board no longer under her arm but floating behind her, wearing an expression that I still can’t quite put a name to. A mixture of bemusement and alarm might best describe it.
As she stood there I watched as she pulled the bottom of her bikini outward and stared down into the cavity that she had thus created between the fabric and her skin. I interpreted such an act as an invitation of sorts and so I moved back towards her only to see her own hand plunging downward.
“That would explain it,” she said, grinning as her hand emerged. I was beside her by then and I watched as she used both hands now to form a cup – opening them like a magician to reveal a stowaway – a tiny live fish flapping about in her fingers and beginning to regret its curiosity.
We studied the little creature for a while before returning him back to the ocean. And then he was gone in an instant.
We walked back to the house where we looked him up in a book. He was, in fact, an ‘enoplosus armatus’, also know as an ‘old wife’ or ‘bastard dory’. Considering the nature of his trespass I decided that the ‘bastard’ title was best suited to this particular individual.
And I wrote a little poem about it all in an attempt to impress her.
Today whilst swimming in the sea
A fishy made a meal of me
Arriving on frothy wave
He then began to misbehave
Being where he shouldn’t be
Seeing what he shouldn’t see
He made me shudder. Made me dance
When I caught the bastard in my pants.
I am supposed to ask this question …
Out of Ten, how believable do you think my story is? (0-10)