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A Tale Of Two Prawns – A Fishy Tale

Image used under a Collective Commons License from far away in the warm clear blue tropical waters of the Coral Sea , two prawns were swimming around, their names were Justin and Christian.

The pair of prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks that inhabited the area, and finally one day Justin said to Christian, “I’m fed up with being a prawn. I wish I was a shark. If only I was a shark, I wouldn’t have to worry about being eaten any more.”

Just then, as so often happens in this type of story, a large mysterious cod appeared and said, “Your wish is granted.” Lo and behold, Justin miraculously turned into a shark.

Horrified at what he had just witnessed, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by his old mate.

Time passed (as it does) and Justin found life as a shark boring and lonely.

All of his old friends simply swam away whenever he came close to them, and Justin began to realize that his new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight.

While swimming around in the ocean on his own one day he saw the mysterious cod again and he thought perhaps the mysterious fish could change him back into a prawn.

He approached the cod and begged to be changed back, and lo and behold he found himself once again turned back into a prawn.

With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes Justin swam back to his friends and bought them all a cocktail.  Prawn Cocktail – get it? (however the punch line does not involve a prawn cocktail – it’s much worse than that).

Looking around the gathering at the reef though, he realized that his old pal was nowhere to be seen.

“Where’s Christian?” he asked the other prawns.

“He’s at home” one of the other prawns replied.  “Christian is still distraught that his best friend changed sides to the enemy & became a shark”.

Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture, Justin set off towards Christian’s abode.

As he opened the coral gate, memories of the good times growing up together came flooding back to him.

He banged on the door and shouted, “It’s me, Justin, your old friend, come out and see me again.”

Christian replied, “No way man, you’ll just eat me. You’re now a shark, you are the enemy, and I’ll not be tricked into becoming your dinner.”

Justin cried back to his old friend, “No Christian, I’m not. That was the old me. I’ve changed.”


(You’re going to love this…………………………..)









“I’ve found Cod. I’m a Prawn again Christian”

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