For reasons beyond my comprehension, the local news has a tropical fishtank in their newsroom and as part of their end credits. Among several other denizens is a purple starfish. Not sure how big it is, but based on other creatures in the tank… maybe hand-sized? Maybe. It’s a bit of a game around the dinner table: can we spot the starfish?
Tonight the critter was really booking. Okay, probably not crawling any faster than an ambling guppy could swim, but for a starfish? Putting on serious speed, all its tube feet crawling along.
Someone else at the table: “Hey, has anybody ever done a horror story with a starfish?”
…Well. Not as far as I know. I could be wrong.
Given I’m really not into writing horror – no, Tatterdemalion doesn’t count, that’s action-adventure – I figured I’d toss this particular fish story out to anyone who wants to grab it. 😉