Fish Finder – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a man – a man and his fish finder, begins after the photo.

Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor

Photo by: The Reclining Gentleman

Fish Finder

Albert sat on bench on the pedestrian bridge beneath the steely skies of Vancouver. Idly, he tossed a herring to the pelican sitting beside him. He sighed and dialed his cell phone.

“Whatcha’ got?” said Captain Girand.

“Percy says, large school of anchovy 20 miles west of Quatsino Sound,” said Albert.

“Terrific! Percy is an amazing fish finder.”

“He’s got a knack I guess.”

“He’s so accurate. Is Percy a talking seagull?”

Albert spat. “Yeah, right. See you.” He hung up, and turned to the pelican. “He asked if you’re a talking seagull.”

“Idiot,” scoffed Percy, cleaning his feathers. “Everybody knows seagulls can’t talk!”
Author’s Notes:
I actually research these things. There really is a Quatsino Sound, though I’ve never been there:

Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet in secret on a pedestrian bridge in Vancouver to share tales of mystery and imagination based upon a photo prompt. Look here to see the many stories told by this secret society:

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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23 Responses to Fish Finder – Friday Fictioneers

  1. kirizar says:

    I bet Pelicans sound like Walter Cronkite: somewhat lugubrious and a tad cranky.

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  2. This got a giggle until I read your comment about research. THAT got a snort! 😉


  3. Margaret says:

    Great occupation for a talking pelican – I hope he’s getting a fair commission. Wonderfully entertaining story.


  4. That Percy, he’s cheap! Giving up his fellow fish for one herring. Great story.

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  5. Lyn says:

    LOL gotta love talking Pelicans. That ending was wonderful, Eric 😀

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  6. Dear Eric,

    Once more you’ve made me laugh. Great story.




  7. Lovely story. May his boss never figure out the truth about Percy.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Nice one, very funny. I can imagine them sitting there.


  9. Indira says:

    :-). My morning started with this. Loved it.


  10. Nan Falkner says:

    Eagle Eye, This is so great and you did a fantastic job with the prompt! Go Percy! Nan 🙂


  11. wildbilbo says:

    Ha! Nice story, well written. Almost feels like a set up for a joke (A pelican walks into a bar…).

    Liked by 1 person

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