Flash Fiction #242

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

SOMETHING’S FISHY

Fish – The only animal that grows to twice its size, between being caught, and being described.

Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he’ll sit in a boat all day and throw beer cans in the lake.

A Scottish fisherman was on his way home after a disappointing day, where he’d had, perhaps, a few wee shots of antifreeze.  Spotting a scarecrow in a field, he shouted, “Yerr a damned liar!”

Tranquility is knowing the difference between ‘fishing,’ and ‘catching.’

Think there’s something fishy about today’s philosophy episode??  Me too!

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22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #242

  1. draliman says:

    Fun and clever, very enjoyable!

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  2. Garfield Hug says:

    Happy weekend ahead Archon. Love your jokes!

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  3. James McEwan says:

    Never throw a stone in the river, you’ll wake up the nearby fishermen – and they don’t like it. It knocks them out of their dream of the biggest trout ever!

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  4. spwilcen says:

    Good stuff. Ben Awhile (one of my characters) and I have not been here in well, awhile. Following now, so it will take effort to miss a chuckle from your posts. But I’m the man for the job.

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  5. Rivergirl says:

    Is it me…. or is that one extremely creepy scarecrow?

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  6. This is good – I’m pretty sure I’ii remember that first sentence!

    My story!

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  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the variation on the teaching a man to fish saying.

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  8. We have the old “a bad day fishing is better than a good day working” sign on our back porch.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      I think many fishermen use the experience almost like meditation and connection to nature. I could never see the attraction. I achieve my quiet introspection in other ways, including all aspects of blogging. 😀

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  9. Oh my cod! Reelly good jokes! (*^▽^)/

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  10. msjadeli says:

    Thanks for the chuckles 🙂

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