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October 26, 2005

Ted: If wishes were fishes...

The sun was setting as Samuel looked at his days catch. One mullet. He and Wife would eat tonight, just not very well. "Wife is not going to be pleased. I can hear her carping already."

"What carp?"

Samuel looked around.

"In the bucket."

Samuel knew the stories. He knew that wishing fish could be tricksters if you got greedy.

"Are you a wishing fish?"

"Of course."

"How many wishes?"


Samuel was a simple man, no thought of crowns or glory. His wish was simple. "Feed my family."

By morning, the fish was swimming again in it's glass bowl.

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it's?? IT'S !!?!?!

It's its.

Not it's.

Please, please remember that there are only a finite number of apostrophes existent in the universe.* Conserve!! Use them wisely and correctly.

*Though, I admit, people have warned me of the same regarding exclamation points!!

Posted by: Pat Lueck at October 28, 2005 11:05 AM · Permalink

Pat, you and Ted are both in luck!

Fiction writers are, by statute, not required to follow the same punctuation or grammatical rules currently enforced on the general public.

We can even make up new verbagalizations if we want to and suffer no legal repercussions!

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at October 28, 2005 11:37 AM · Permalink

Check before you post!