FFfAW Challenge-Week of July 25, 2017 – Fin the Fisherman


Image: The Storyteller’s Abode.

Fin the fisherman had slept in. He was in the midst of a nightmare when his alarm went off.

In his dream, he was out fishing. Nets were cast and as he wound them in he saw that in the net was a large white octopus.

Its suction cups were the size of dinner plates, and its ink was a hot pink in colour and smelled of lavender.

What followed was Fin trying to remove the giant creature from the nets and all the time trying to avoid becoming entangled by the giant tentacles.

When a beast has eight tentacles the will to survive increases as the things seemed to be coming from every possible angle.

He awoke as he was being entwined and sucked into the huge mouth of the octopus.

He lay there gathering himself, shaken by his nocturnal struggle.

Now he piloted his vessel through the narrow channel out to the fishing grounds. Here he felt safe.


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19 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of July 25, 2017 – Fin the Fisherman

  1. Hopefully there is no octopuses in the fishing ground he felt safe in! I would hate for his dream to come true. Great story, Michael!

  2. Ellespeth says:

    This seems to be the sort of dream a fisherman would want to remember and take heed of.
    I wonder if white octopus tastes good fried up?

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Not the sort of dream you would want before a day out at sea I would have thought! nice take Michael

  4. With a dream like that, I’d put off my expedition for a day or two just in case dreams really do come true!

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  5. Varad says:

    Well written, Michael. This was well written.

  6. Joy Pixley says:

    I hope for his sake that wasn’t a prophetic dream. The way you wrote it, it was scary enough just as a dream!

  7. athling2001 says:

    Well done story. Scary octopus!

  8. MC Clark says:

    Methinks the fisherman feels safe on the sea, but not in dreams. We all feel safest where we are most comfortable and at home.

  9. Maybe his sixth sense is sending a message.

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