Sheeps

Larry was a sheep.

At least, Larry thought he was a sheep. He’d read about them in books and was convinced he had all the hallmarks. He flocked with the others and the plural of his name was the same as the singular. What more proof did he need?

The other sheep didn’t like Larry. They thought he was weird. They constantly bashed him during the rush hour and last Friday a stranger had yelled “bbaaaaaaaa-stard” at him as he did his weekly shop.

Totally unprovoked.

Larry didn’t like being a sheep. Perhaps it was time to be something else.

koi

 

This fishy tale was submitted as part of the Friday Fictioneers photo prompt weekly challenge.

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20 thoughts on “Sheeps

  1. elmowrites says:

    I hope he’s not going from sheep to fish … I’m not sure he’d be any better off!

  2. I’m thinking no matter what Larry does he’s going to be the brunt of someone’s unkindness

  3. So Larry is really a man who doesn’t know he is a man?

  4. Love this. It flows nicely and amuses much. What more could I ask… nice work!

  5. Linda Vernon says:

    Ha ha! A wonderful premise. Poor Larry!

  6. mike olley says:

    Surreally funny. Maybe Larry should try Wolf’s clothing to see if it fits.

  7. elappleby says:

    Insane. Loved it 😀

  8. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Mr. Binks,

    Carp by any other name would smell as sweet.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  9. Dear Mr. Binks,

    Perhaps Larry has an identity crisis? Carpe Diem.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. Bizarre. Quirky. Absurd. Meaningless. Enough compliments. Most enjoyable.

  11. CherryPickens says:

    Larry’s a follower. If chasing the herd doesn’t work, perhaps joining the school will. If not, there’s always the flock. Thanks for the cool read.

  12. Nice job allowing the photo to be the twist. Well done.

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