‘The Great White was a man-eater, terrorising a small beach town. Three days at sea before I found her. Dragged my boat for fifty miles.’

‘Now the Orca. He was a tough old bastard. Almost took my boat. Did take half my leg,’ the old man tapped his wooden stump. ‘After him I decided to quit and open the restaurant.’

I took a bite of the wonderful seafood linguine.

‘And the skeleton?’ I pointed to the strange decoration, smiling.

‘Old Roger? He was my first customer when I opened. Easiest catch I ever made.’ He returned my smile.

I gulped.

Copyright Dale Rogerson

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

I’m excited to announce my second novel, ‘State Of Denial’, a sequel to last year’s ‘A Justified State’, will be published on the 27th September 2019.

The Amazon Kindle version is available to pre-order now through the following links:

The paperback version will be published simultaneously on the 27th of September.

Thank you to all those who have already bought and read ‘A Justified State’ and for the many kind reviews and comments. I hope you will enjoy the sequel and how the story continues just as much.

For those who want to see how the story begins, ‘A Justified State’ is available now on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle:



82 responses to “FRESHLY CAUGHT SEAFOOD”

  1. I just remembered, I have an appointment. Oh my goodness, I am already a half an hour late! Here’s a fifty. keep the change. Bye! No gulping – that means more food, and whatever is in that food, into the system….

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  2. Well, that was ominous…I hope this customer makes a speedy exit before they become the next Roger!

    Well written as always, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do with your stories, Iain! Glad to see you’re doing well 🙂

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  3. A good, well-written story with a great ending twist, Iain. I wouldn’t eat in any restaurant with a skeleton as a decoration. Also, I think that story would cause me to have a loss of appetite for seafood served there. 🙂 — Suzanne

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