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A nice new home

by Mark Roman
Originally published by on 07/10/2014

Look sharp. Customers! What have we got? Mum, dad, two kids. Promising. Come here. Pick me! Get me outta this filthy tank; I’ll be a faithful, loving pet.

Wow, they’ve chosen me, they’ve chosen me!

Journey’s not much fun, but the house looks grand. Little girl’s all smiles; we’re gonna be great friends.

Mum’s carrying me. I can’t see any fish-tank. We’re headed for a round metal thing. It contains water, but the water’s bubbling and churning and steaming. Something’s not right. If only my claws weren’t strapped shut.

Surely she’s not going to ... No. Wait! You can’t. Aaaaah!

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