The Hungry Red Devil
As Derek and April discuss their dire financial situation after being rejected for food stamps and told to have children by the county welfare office, their ten-inch long red devil cichlid fish paces the 50-gallon with an expression that every owner knows too well: Feed me! Feed me! Feed me! When Derek gets the brilliant idea of serving up the red devil as fish filet, the red devil has other ideas about what's available for dinner.
This 1,380-word short story first appeared in Fiction365 (4 July 2011).
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