Another flash fiction contest from the highly (tooth) polished Janet Reid:
100 words or fewer, using:
(This one merited, "Special recognition for entries that cracked me up.")
“Look on Chumster.”
“It’s a selachimorpha-sharing website. There’s only 3 degrees of separation between sea-going creatures.”
“Expensive to join?”
“Just a couple buckets of clams, and you see everyone’s dating profile.”
“Is it some fancy-pants sharks only site? What about the cartilaginously-challenged?”
“No, it’s not selective. Even lawyers and literary agents are allowed.”
And that was how they met. He was a nine-armed tugboat-chasing architeuthis, she a high-minded blood-swilling carcharadon.
Ships were sunk. Legends were written. They swam off into the murky sunset, suction cup in razor fin.