Thursday, July 3, 2014
Lord and Ruler of the Sea
"Thank you so much for the interview, King Neptune! It isn't every day one gets an exclusive with the Lord and Ruler of the Sea."
"You're welcome. I love to meet the gentle-fish of the press."
"Tell me, King Neptune, how did you come to be Lord of the Seas?"
"Six years ago I overthrew democratically elected President Fishman in a watery coup.
My legions of sea creatures slaughtered his shrimp army and he swam into exile."
"I remember. And since then you've run a brutal and vicious dictatorship."
"Thank you very much. It's good to be the king."
"I'm sure. But it's even better to be a shrimp assassin posing as a reporter!"
Will the shrimp assassin succeed, or will he wind up smothered in cocktail sauce on King Neptune's table later that evening? That's the question posed in my Friday Fictioneers entry for the week. Ooops! Maybe the word entry (entree) gives it away a bit too much.
To feast upon the entrees of the other Fictioneers, grab some cocktail sauce, and click here.
Happy Fourth of July!