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The Trojan Fish

A robotic steampunk fish with mechanical features and external tanks

A Mastodon writing prompt story. These are science fiction short stories (usually 480 characters or less), based on an image generated by EW Doc Parris using MidJourney.

The stories are originally posted on Mastodon via my personal account.

Originally published June 6, 2023.

“This is never gonna work!”

“Shhh. Keep it down. Yes it will. They’ll think we’re a fish.”

“No they won’t. What fish has external air tanks?”

“Some fish have them.”

“Seriously? Who did you get to design this stupid thing?”

“Someone named Yaya, Jessica, something. She said it was a Steampunk fish.”

“Oh good grief! There’s no such thing. Steampunk is some kind of cosplay thing. You got someone who designs costumes to design our sub?”

“Well, the horse idea seemed dumb.”