If you’re gonna dream, dream big!

This is my entry for Christine’s Simply 6 Minutes photo challenge. Great picture!

By Romolo Tavani

For visually challenged readers, this is a picture of a goldfish with a shark fin strapped to his back

‘Mom, do I have to wear this? All the others are swimming without one’.
‘Yes Finlay, I’m afraid you do until you get your full watergills. It will keep you safe and larger fish will see you as a predator, not prey when we move.’
‘But Mom, they’re all laughing at me.’
‘You’ll have the last laugh believe me as they will all be gobbled up.’
‘But Mom. We’re in a goldfish bowl!’
‘And we may get moved into a tank.’
Finlay pouted and blew air bubbles to the surface.
Sometimes Moms saw too much beyond the picture.

98 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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26 Responses to If you’re gonna dream, dream big!

  1. Clever! I got a big chuckle out of this. “Finlay”… great name!

  2. My biggest grin of the day!

  3. DA Whittam says:

    This is great, really brightened my morning 😊

  4. DB McNicol says:

    Too cute – put a big smile on my face!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Moms just know!

  6. Sadje says:

    Cute mom! So concerned about her boy.

  7. glyn40wilton says:

    Mom is just being protective and doesn’t want her baby fish to have his chips

  8. Ha ha ha ha, that is perfect dialogue I love it

  9. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    Just a typical mom and her kid

  10. K. Hartless says:

    Oh, the nagging mom. One of my favorite tropes both in story and in my personal Al life. It’s an everyday job. 😃

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