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