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Iago (The Siamese Fighting Fish)
By Keisha R Holland
Saturday, May 17, 2008

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This short Story is about a a little girls pet that communicates his desire to be in a bigger fish tank. This story is one of a few in Reading Playground.

(The Siamese Fighting Fish)
He swam all day long in a four gallon tank. He swam pass the still mouthless
snail resting above the gravel. He overlooked the leafy green plants to spy on me spying on him. I looked closely to see if he had grown to a more noticeable size.  He opened his navy blue lined mouth to make me think that he was yawning.  Then he closed his mouth and swam to the other side of the oval shaped tank. He often rested upon the clear blue-green marbles that matched his teal body.
I turned on the radio and he danced to the music. He wiggled his finny feathery tail. All of a sudden, Iago acted like his little tank was too small. He swam until he hit the glass. He glared closely from his tank as I put white rocks in an aquarium near him. As I lined the aquarium with crystal rose marbles, I noticed Iago had an angry look on his face. He looked at me then threw his body against the blue marbles at the bottom of his little tank. I went over to the tank and chased him with the net. He frantically dodged under and around the net to the other side of the tank. As I began to walk away, Iago bounced himself against the tank.
The new aquarium was now ready for the new fish. I turned around to let
Iago view my artwork. He acted like he was dying. I felt bad that his tank was so small that it caused him to crash into the glass. Soon, Iago became lifeless. He didn’t even run when he saw the net coming towards him. I quickly put Iago in the aquarium. He sunk until he saw the mirror at he bottom. He instantly perked up to see what he wasn’t sure his eyes had actually seen. He turned to his right side and then around in a circle to get a clear view of himself in the mirror.
He looked around twice and swam with joy. He swam underneath the slanted brick wall and twice around the monument. He sped past the windmill and set its bright colors circling in an upright motion. He entered the shabby ancient temple then exited out.
He swam over the bubbles which surfaced from the noisy air pump. He puffed out his cheeks and stared at me as I stared at him. He sat above the island of rocks as though he was to rule.
I put my hand near the aquarium, then he swam closer to blow bubbles at me. Iago lived in his new aquarium happily ever after.


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