Friday, 12 April 2013

Fish Therapy (Episode One)

The Investment

A room with round windows like portholes in a ship. Except that they are barred.

The room is painted beige. Chairs covered in beige fabric line the walls. You can sit in them and spill your tea with a clear conscience.

A work surface against another wall complete with a double sink. Clay creations sit on newspaper.

These grey lumps serve no obvious function, but one lump might serve as an ashtray for a caveman.

Some of the other lumps might be prehistoric cigars.

An aquarium gurgles along another wall.

The management are pleased with this investment. The fish are undeniably therapeutic.

Even the sane ones have been known to sit and stare.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you Susan. I'm glad that you liked that line.

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  2. Yes, and I was stunned by the same line.

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  3. Aye, it is a great line :)

    I remember a friend of mine, when I was a teenager, had an aquarium in his bedroom. I could sit and stare at it for hours. The fish, on the other hand, never seemed that interested in staring back out at us

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    1. Thank you Kim. Good to hear from you.

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