ESCAPING THE NET
by John Yeo
"There is something fishy afoot or should that be 'a-fin'," exclaimed Inspector Haddock. "I have heard that fish have been disappearing by the million."
"Cods wallop," replied his scaly scavenging partner Scallop, "I believe the shoals have swum off to the watery wastes of the Western Med. escaping into the shiny brine, illuminated by a watery sun."
"There are stories of mass kidnapping, with unwary shoals getting scooped up by the billion." Chorused a group of herring, "Our families have been devastated and we have searched high and low for an answer!"
"I believe we have a suspect, and I have a mug shot here. A very dangerous looking fishy character indeed! Take a look here!" Intoned Haddock to the assembled tiddlers.
"Phew!" A new voice gurgled. From the gills of a flatfish, one of many at the meeting. "What an ugly looking shark!"
"Is he all there?" Questioned a flounder on the sidelines of the meeting. "Looks to me like a fishy character with a dual personality."
"Ah, Yes." replied the Inspector. "You can always tell a criminal, no meat on his bones, and the expression of distaste in the fishy looking eyes."
"I believe this is an image of a dual fish-brained entity from the watery wastes of an alien sea. Look at the odd-shaped metallic eyebrows, obviously an unusual type of flying fish."
The meeting was abruptly brought to an end as a huge net drifted into the vicinity scooping up many varieties of fish.
The Inspector and Scallop rapidly fled as tiny undigested fish bones rained from above.
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