Friday Fictioneers – Fish Food

Friday Fictioneers is back! This time, it’s right by Halloween.  Most excellent.

112 words because why not?

Fish Food

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Hey, fishies. Hi fishies.”

She set her bundle down with a grunt and dangled her fingers in the pond, calling the jewel-toned koi to the surface. Scales shimmered with the same light that glinted off water droplets, kicked airborne by frantic tails.

“Here, fishies. I brought you a treat.” She upended a small bag into the water. The koi circled as a group, scenting the food, then scattered the pieces to disappear into a dozen gaping mouths.

“Do you like it, fishies?” She smiled, looking over her shoulder. The bundle didn’t move, save for the growing pool of blood at the head. “There’s a lot more, if you do.”


7 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Fish Food

  1. Dear Jessica,

    Now there is a patient woman. Either that or she’s counting on the koi being very hungry. Well done. I liked your description of the water droplets being kicked aloft by the tails and the way the light glinted on them.



  2. You have an amazing command of the language. I loved every word. Though, if I had to choose, I’d have the second paragraph set to music and listen to the tune all day long.

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