The Selfish Shellfish

One day there was a lonely crab walking on the beach. He had been alone for aslong as he could remember and thanks to his shell it would stay that way.

See the crab hated other crabs. He didn’t like the way they smelled, or looked with their buggy eyes and claws that were always trying to take his stuff. Infact the crab hated other crabs and actively avoided them.

Moving slowly along the beach one day Crabby the crab was suddenly jolted by an intense and heavy weight he couldn’t move and was terrified for his crabbing life. He thought what crab did this to me? What crab has trapped me so that all my crab things would be their’s?

The rock that had landed on Crabby Craberson was thrown from a pier by some unknowing human. But Crabby was trapped all the same. A thought occured to Crabby that he could come out of his shell and get out from under the rock, but he was afraid that would leave him vulnerable to other crabs. So instead he waited.

Finally Ol’Crabby Mccraberson couldn’t take it anymore, he had been stuck for days and decided to come out of his shell to get away. So he did.

Oh man did it feel good to be out of that shell, he couldn’t remember the last time he took it off. He had never taken it off out in the open before. He started to move and stretch, boy did he feel good.

Then a seagull flew by and ate him right up.

The End…

You’re not a crab.

Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

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