PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

Fishes school meets in “low” pool,

where students felt so humiliated.

Students got together and debated.

Finny said, “I want to fly

Past the waters, up to the sky.”

“Aw, that is just a fancy scheme;

You will never achieve that dream.”

“Just wait, watch and see

This is not the place for me.”

So Finney swam out the door

Found himself, close to shore.

Drawing near to take a look

He saw a worm on a hook.

Opened his mouth,

took a bite.

Felt a jerk,

got a fright! ……..

Finny was the answer

to a fisherman’s dream.

Rochelle’s 100 word story based on picture prompt. You can find more stories at  Go visit Rochelle and see how others have responded to this picture challenge.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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24 Responses to FINNY’S DREAM

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Delightful, well done.

  2. Bill says:

    And I was hoping for a flying fish. But it is a fish story that ends with supper. 🙂

  3. C.A. Post says:

    They say the early bird gets the worm… and I suppose the early fish does, also. 😉

  4. James McEwan says:

    Poor Finny, being caught. I like the form and shape of your poem. Now that Finny has disappeared, will the others think he has achieved his dream?

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    That is so cute! Except poor old Finny sure wouldn’t think so. haha 🙂

  6. plaridel says:

    poor finney. i wish for a better ending. 😦

    • oneta hayes says:

      Okay, no problem. Finney broke out of bondage into freedom by becoming a flying fish as Bill suggests at top. I love being an author, and I like happy endings also. Oh, yes. The fisherman was okay although he had to go home and eat baloney. 😀

  7. Margaret says:

    Oh dear. Poor Finney. At least he had his moment in the sun.

  8. I felt for Finney, but really enjoyed your story. Delightful and well penned! 🙂

  9. This is great, I love the format which leaves the poem fish-shaped!

    Here’s mine!

    • oneta hayes says:

      It does have a fishie look, doesn’t it? Especially the body and tail fin. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I wasn’t smart enough to have planned it, however. 😀

  10. msjadeli says:

    Cute story and like how you shaped your poem.

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