Flash Fiction #242

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


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!


Wanna join the fun??  Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #242

  1. draliman says:

    Fun and clever, very enjoyable!


  2. Garfield Hug says:

    Happy weekend ahead Archon. Love your jokes!


  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!


  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.


  5. Rivergirl says:

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


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

    My story!


  7. Frank Hubeny says:

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


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


    • 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. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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


  10. msjadeli says:

    Thanks for the chuckles 🙂


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