The Error – Alastair’s Photo Fiction 23Jun13

Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the image.

Genre: Science Fiction

Copyright: Alastair Forbes

The Error

Irshallis was born misshapen. His siblings called him, “The Error.” The adults expected he would die soon. He never kept up when hunting parties swam to the feeding grounds.

He found his own food where the sea crashed against the land, eating the crunchy crawlers in the shallow waters. It was dangerous there. His kind died when waves thrust them upon the land. One day, a chance wave threw him upon the beach. His siblings called out, “Fight Irshallis! It’s your only chance to return!”

Irshallis, The Error, didn’t need to fight. He raised himself up on his misshapen fins and simply crawled back to the sea. His siblings were amazed. Again and again, he was beached. Each time he returned. Crawlers were abundant here. Irshallis fed upon them, growing larger each day. With no competition for food, he quickly outweighed his siblings.

Irshallis, first fish on land became, The Success.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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21 Responses to The Error – Alastair’s Photo Fiction 23Jun13

  1. Alastair says:

    Bloody marvellous! I wondered if this was a good photo to use, but the stories have been good, and this one … there is a moral and a half behind this one (cool new gravatar too)

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thanks so much, Alastair! I seem unable to write without a moral in there somewhere. The picture is great in my opinion. I immediately thought of the first fish to walk. I’m glad you like the gravatar. Hopefully this one will be less blurry.

      Thanks for stopping in!

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  2. Lyn says:

    Ooh I like! You’ve taken a photo of a “bunch of white water” and turned it into one amazing story 🙂

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  3. Hannah says:

    A nice change of fate! Great story.

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  4. Yeah for the underdog! Well done!

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  5. Rishal says:

    Brilliant stuff. You’ve taken the photo to a completely different level. I thought of skipping this week’s challenge since nothing struck me as at first, but now I’m inspired to give it another shot!

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  6. zookyworld says:

    What a neat take on the photo… I really liked how The Error became The Success. Just need to find how you fit in.

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s right. Just keep pushing on. The only way anything gets better is if it’s different. There’s great potential in being different.

      Thanks for coming by!

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  7. yarnspinnerr says:

    Wah, this is really ingeniuous.

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  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    sorry …… it should be Ingenious.

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  9. Penny L Howe says:

    Well, just absolutely wonderful. But that seems to be how your write. I’ve come to expect this with you. Always clever, always good! I loved this one! 🙂

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  10. nightlake says:

    The error becomes a success story. Clever take

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  11. julespaige says:

    Karma has rewarded the odd man; odd fish out – that is. The places the pen takes us …glad to travel the waves with you!

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