Friday Fictioneers – After the Apo-koi-lypse

Okay, right up front, please forgive the second punny title in a row. I wanted something more sober, but frankly, I just don’t have the time to think of something dark and gritty and fabulous today. So on with the story…

Copyright - C. Hase

Photo Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

After the Apo-koi-lypse

“Remember when we were young? Mom used to bring us here. I always hated koi. The way they clambered all over each other for a measly crumb…” I shuddered as the ugly, rapacious fish fixed themselves to memories of recent events. “Do we have to?”

Kent looked over his shoulder at the flamingoes. “It’ll be easiest if we start small.”

“Who’s idea was this anyway, coming to the zoo?” I couldn’t remember. We’d been through so much and walked so far.

“It doesn’t matter.” Kent crouched in the fishpond. “At least we won’t be like these nasty creatures anymore.”

 

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