I want to post my new short story soon. I finished writing it, and I sent it to a few people to read. I’ve gotten some good feedback so far, but I’m still waiting for a couple people to get back to me. Then it’s just editing then posting. Anyway, this post isn’t about that story. This post is about another very short thing I wrote and want to share with you. I like it a lot, and I hope you do too.
Water, the Fish
WELCOME, MY CHILD.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
Fine I guess.
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?
I MEAN, HOW DID YOU GET HERE?
Oh. I’m not sure. I was swimming around and then I felt hot and then I woke up here.
I SEE. AND WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
Beg your pardon?
WHICH ONE ARE YOU? WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
Shouldn’t YOU know?
I SHOULD, YES, BUT I’M GETTING OLD AND THERE ARE SO MANY OF YOU AND YOU ALL LOOK SO MUCH ALIKE. IT WOULD REALLY BE A WONDERFUL HELP IF YOU COULD TELL ME YOUR NAME.
I’m sorry. I haven’t got a name.
HAVEN’T GOT ONE?! BUT DIDN’T A FAMILY HAVE YOU?
Oh yes. They did.
WHAT DID THEY CALL YOU?
The little one called me Water.
WATER! A FINE NAME! WELCOME!
Thank you. Can I ask you a question?
Who are you?
I AM YOUR FATHER.
You don’t look like me.
WELL WE’RE NOT RELATED. TECHNICALLY.
But you’re my father?
I am really confused.
I’M NOT YOUR PROGENITOR. I’M YOUR CREATOR.
Okay. So, where am I?
YOU ARE IN MY HOUSE.
Am I going to stay here forever?
MAYBE. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LIFE.
It was hot then I woke up here.
I think so.
CAN’T YOU TELL ME ANY MORE?
YOU’RE NOT DOING VERY WELL SO FAR. I DON’T LIKE OBSTINATE FISH!
Sorry Mac, but you’re the one who gave me a five-second memory. Obviously you could have done better because here we are having a real conversation longer than ‘Hello.’ The way I see it, this is your fault.
I DON’T LIKE YOU ANYMORE, WATER. I’M SENDING YOU AWAY.
You’re the Big Cheese.
Abra——— Are you kidding me? Hello? Hello! Where am I? And why is the water steaming?