Not Worth a Quid

Minoan Pot 1500-1450 BCE [from Wikipedia]

The lazy squid wasn’t worth a quid
Lazing, languid, amongst the prawns and langoustine
Forming liaisons potentially clandestine

The fisherman pulled the shrimps and the octopi out of his pot
Not a good catch, wouldn’t fetch him a lot
But that squid… if it livened a bit
Might con a grand lady’s cook to make a bid

57 words for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Languid




About crispina kemp

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15 Responses to Not Worth a Quid

  1. Sadje says:

    Very nicely done Crispina

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  2. Grins … but I don’t care for squid or octopus in my meal. Cheers to your cleverness.

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  3. Dale says:

    What a fun take on the prompt! Loved the originality. 🙂


  4. Brian Bixby says:

    So, which do you prefer, the squid or the octopus?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I usually have lobster on New Year’s, but this year it was just me and the hub at home so we were too lazy. 🙂

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  6. Fun response, Crispina. I bet the squid wasn’t keen on looking lively if there was a chance that no sale meant it would be put back in the sea! 🙂

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