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Topic: Like a Fish Out of Water (10/24/13)
- TITLE: Gilbert the Goldfish
By Ralph Leavers
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“Hey Gilbert” Nana slobbered as she picked up her go get it. “What are you doing on the floor? You’re usually in the stay away from there.”
“It’s called a fish bowl idiot.” Gilbert muttered and flopped his tail. “Why don’t you do something annoying like you usually do so one of the humans will come in here to tell you to shut up? Hopefully they will see me”
“Since I’m such an idiot, why don’t you bark or tip something over yourself” Nana triumphantly said as she sniffed and slobbered all over the flopping golden fish. ” You don’t look so good, are you going to eat this?”
“Of course I don’t look good! I’m a fish out of water! I’m dying here!” Gilbert gasped as he was disgusted to realize that dog slobber was quite refreshing at this point. “Please get a human, sometime before I need to take a ride down the big white swirly shoot they threw Gary in last month”
“Okay’ Okay I’ll go get someone” Nana slobbered again, and then trotted out of the room. “Hey Mrs. Feed Me the fish needs help… hey I wonder if she fed me”
“Oh God, I’m gonna die and my last conversation was with the equivalent of a sucker fish, and a stupid one at that.” Gilbert wiggled a little closer to the last glob of slobber. “Please little annoying girl come and get your princess crown”
Gilbert had no idea how long it had been, only that it was way to long, when he heard the sweet sound of annoying girl skipping down the hall singing the Sponge Bob song. “Sponge Bob, I’m here come quickly” he muttered.
“Mom, Gilberts on the floor! He looks just like Gary did; can I watch him go down the toilet too?” Sally screamed as she flicked Gilbert with her magic wand.
“NO! NO! I’m not dead!” Gilbert frantically yelled and flopped around as best that he could. “Just put me in the water!”
“Never mind mom, he’s still alive. I’ll put him back in his bowl” Sally picked him up by his tail and plopped him back in the bowl. “If he dies can I still flush him?”
“Thank You!!! Thank you thank you thank you” Gilbert gulped in the precious water and swam several laps around his glorious world. “Like a Fish out of water, what a stupid saying”
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