Our Day Will Come

by Margery Daw

Sea urchins, the sushi delicacy, were once a scourge. They gnaw the wood of lobster traps, destroying them. (Turns out they love wood - and they never get any.) The village idiot who cleared the sea urchins made a fortune reselling them. Lobsters themselves were once thought peasant food. Indentured servants protested - successfully! indentured servants! - to eat lobster no more than three times a week.


Margery Daw, who was the Second Runner-Up in our First Contest, is a pseudonym and part of a nursery rhyme.


Joe said...

A nice lyrical quality to this six. Well-done and well-written. Look forward to more of your writing.

catherine todd said...

Great story, beautifully written with interesting information. I had no idea! Looking forward to more... CT

Bob Jacobs said...

It's a funny old world out there, Margery, as this 6S illustrates well.


Anonymous said...

Sea Saw Margery Daw - this was great - in fact, better than sea urchins! But lobsters, now that's a tough one to follow. Thanks for the read.

margery said...

Thanks, guys!