The Land of Adaptations – p.7

June 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm 3 comments

Taking an arrow from his quiver, the Centaur waded out into the water and made ready to spear his dinner. As he tracked the fish, he noticed that they all swam in pairs, which he thought was rather odd. Looking even closer, he saw that it was because each fish was tethered to another by the tail. They did not all swim in the same direction, and in fact most seemed to be trying to go the opposite way from their partners. It was quite confusing.

The Centaur wondered if he had encroached upon someone’s private fishery, since he could not conceive of fish tying themselves together; some human hand must have been involved, he decided. He put the arrow back in his quiver. He turned to go back to the dry land but two fish swam between his legs and tangled him up in their string. He fell into the water, making a large splash and sending many pairs of fish flying out onto the sand, where they flopped and flapped and gasped.

Laughing at himself, the Centaur stood and helped the fish back into the water. As he let the last pair slip from his hands, his stomach growled. The fish he’d just released turned and looked up at him, and then they swam together in perfect unity toward the far side of the pool, motioning with their fins for him to follow.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  June 11, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    A school of tail-fin-tethered Beckon Fish! 🙂

  • 2. Stephanie  |  June 13, 2012 at 3:47 am

    I think you meant to say “which he thought was rather odd” ~ but “thought” came out “though” ~


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