Little Pitchers – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

– Little Pitchers –

“Yes, Robbie?”
“How do they do it?”
“What? Look, stop pushing your sister!”
“But Mu-uuuum!”
“Is this another of your school projects?”
“Yes! It’s important!”
“Go on, then…”
“How do they breathe?”
“Through their mouths, just like we do – stop pushing your sister!”
“But they have those funny things on the side of their heads – I don’t know what they’re for…”
“Ask your father when he gets back – he’ll know. Look! They’re throwing the food in!”
“But Mu-uuuum?”
“For goodness sake! Ears – they’re called ears. And they’re for hearing with. Up you pop, mouth open wide – well done, Robbie!”


Click on the blue froggy below to read others’ offerings!

26 thoughts on “Little Pitchers – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I like how you dropped the subtle hint “is this another of your school projects?” Which, when looking back, was very clever.

  2. The fish point of view is fun, especially from the small fry. And I love that you managed to hide it so well — last lines are perfect. Though I have to admit that I’m now stuck with the image of a young fish pushing his sister. *grin*

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