99 word prompt Fishy story

April 26, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fish tale. It can be about fishing from any angle, about those who fish, or what might be caught. Go where the prompt leads.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/26/april-26-flash-fiction-challenge/


 “So you won’t take your daughter fishing?” The old man in a captain’s hat asked.

 “I don’t dare,” I replied.

“Why?” he chuckled.

Good.  He took the bait.  “She had a field trip to a chicken processing plant.  They go in squawking and come out in packages.  Now, she runs screaming every time I serve it at home.”

“That’s terrible!”

“Sometimes she hears the ghosts of chickens haunt her.”

The sound of squawking seemed to come from everywhere.  The old man paled and backed away. 

Did I mention I’m a ventriloquist?  Five annoying tour guides down, one to go.