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.