Five-Hundred Word Challenge 811: Fish Rodeo

So there is a place where some people go, but not all people go. It is a place most secret and foul. It resides by the sea and sometimes it floats away after a few days, but it is one that is appreciated by those that visit.

You see, in this particular location there is a blood sport that occurs. It is considered highly illegal due to the dangerous dangers of which it provides and creates. Some people who shun this particular thing refer to those who visit it as degenerates, but some visit purely due to the danger and excitement, for some wear suits and ties and some consider themselves as being sophisticated aficionados. It is easy to refer to the people who become invested in it as degenerates, but they are people who just so happen to enjoy what this sport provides.

And this particular sport? Well, it is one of the most dangerous of all time. It is known by the name of “fish rodeo”.

Now you see, the thing with fish rodeo is that you have to ride on a fish and usual the fish is rather agitated, and rightfully so. I’d be pretty pissed off too if I had to deal with a bunch of people trying to sit on my back and stay on me whilst I have to deal with not being anywhere near a level of comfort that I’d like to have.

These fish are fish that do get returned to where they came from, but the issue is that they don’t like the tedium of dealing with people trying to ride on them. It really gets under their gills, and so they’re more irritable and they get angry and thus it becomes much more VIOLENT and dangerous for the people who ride. This is the first thing.

The second thing is that there is no saddle or apparatus that you get to wear. You have to do the thing bareback. Now the particular fish have low traction so you really have to know what you’re doing in order to be able to last a little bit without getting severely injured, though sometimes you can get severely injured and still last. Those that don’t get any injury whatsoever are a rarity and considered the champion of riders.

The thing with fish rodeo is that it often sees a lot of death and not for the fish, for the fish are powerful and mighty and this is something that a lot of people don’t seem to realise. The other thing about fish rode is that it draws in a lot of money as people seem to want to bet on what essentially amounts to a blood sport.

It also doesn’t smell the best, though some find the smell of fish fine, so good on them for being able to resist the musk of many a fish.

One day fish rodeo might become more, or might become less. However, right now it just is.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 07:17:53

I struggled a little toward the end. When I finished writing I realised I could’ve written some more, but I feel that stopping at the five-hundred word mark was better as I need to rest my wrist.

Anyway, this is silly and doesn’t really go anywhere.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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