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FF – The Crabs of Crab Bay

Here is my silly story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Sandra Crook.

Copyright Sandra Crook


The Crabs of Crab Bay saw, at last, their target. Holidaymakers, setting up for a day’s sunbathing.

“Attack, my comrades! Today we taste blood!”

Pouring onto the sand, they charged, pincers snapping.

“Look, Dad, crabs!”

“Mmm, crab meat. Grab the cricket bat!”

The Crabs of Crab Bay milled in terror as the two-legs approached. Field Marshal Crab took charge and, wheeling sharply, with full military discipline, the Crabs of Crab Bay fled the scene strategically withdrew.


Seven Crabs lost their lives that day.

Avenge your fellows! Join up today! Pincer sharpeners provided!


The Crab Bay Defence Force – because Crabs matter


  1. April 24, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    They should have attacked with a pincer movement!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. April 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    The poor crabs! 😀 (hides recipe for crab croquettes)

    Liked by 2 people

  3. April 24, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    One day the crabs will evolve and the humans will be sorry!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Merbear74
    April 24, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Funny, my neighbor just made crab legs last night. Boy, they were tasty. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 25, 2019 at 6:40 am

      Were there seven sets? Do you live near Crab Bay? 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • Merbear74
        April 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

        No, 10 sets! I wish I did. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. April 24, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Strategically withdrew,…gives them a much better reputation


  6. April 24, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I know it’s delicate, but I really love crab.


    • April 25, 2019 at 6:42 am

      I’m not entirely sure I’ve ever had it. I’ll have to give it a go.


  7. April 25, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Poor guys, crabs are just no match for a cricket bat.


  8. April 25, 2019 at 4:15 am

    It’s hard to fight an enemy that calls you “lunch.”

    Liked by 1 person

  9. April 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Just wait until the starfish invade. The humans will never know what hit them….

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      For sure, starfish don’t make good eating…


  10. April 25, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Ah, ha, ha. Any animal that’s good to eat better think twice before attacking the chief predator, man. The guy with the cricket bat probably did most of the killing. Funny story, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne


    • April 25, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      They didn’t really think that one through… I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. April 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

    Dear Ali,

    Melt the butter, full steam ahead! I loved ‘strategically withdrew’. Clever as always.



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    • April 25, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Using the correct military terms makes them sound like they planned the whole thing rather than just scuttled away 🙂
      I’m glad you liked it!


  12. April 25, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    They didn’t think that through, did they? Crab meat is yummy.


    • April 25, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      Not known for forward planning, the Crabs of Crab Bay 🙂


  13. April 25, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Wait till the crabs strike back…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday🐾😽💞


  14. April 25, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Made me smile, wittily told, so inventive Ali.


  15. April 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Poor little buggers… they sure are tasty though!


    • April 25, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      Crying into our napkins at their terrible fate as we mop up the last of their gravy… 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  16. April 25, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    😀 Hopefully they’re not landcrabs…


    • April 26, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      No, we don’t want them invading inland…


  17. April 26, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Too funny. The crabs should go to war.


    • April 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      If they do, I only hope we can find room for all the yummy meat 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  18. April 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Teehee! That’s an imaginative take on the prompt! I love crab sandwiches to an unseemly degree…granary bread, plenty of butter, and even more crabmeat!


    • April 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Make your way immediately to Crab Bay!


  19. April 26, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    So funny! Of course, one’s sympathy is for the crabs once the “two-leggers” get moving, but really, they should have known better 🙂


  20. April 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I’m getting hungry… 🙂


  21. gahlearner
    April 26, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    That was fun, nothing like a good campaign with strategic withdrawal.


  22. April 27, 2019 at 5:13 am

    What a rousing crab-tastic tale. Great format as well.


  23. April 27, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Crabs of crab bay are probably not familiar with their enemy. They will be dug out from their most secret hideout, boiled and eaten. No one is a deadlier enemy than a man out to explore the world.


    • April 27, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      That’s very true. Hopefully they have now learned their lesson.


  24. April 27, 2019 at 9:34 am

    A fun story. Field Marshal Crab is an impressive character – I like his style.


  25. April 27, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Ha! Loved it!


  26. April 27, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    I will remember this the next time we have crabs…


    • April 28, 2019 at 6:40 am

      I hope it doesn’t spoil your crab dinner!


  27. April 28, 2019 at 7:23 am

    I presume they were walking sideways and with that in mind, which way is reverse? They need to get it right. I love crab meat but Field Marshall Crab sounds like he may be a bit on the tough side


    • April 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      They need to get it right… or left. Ha ha!
      Yes, the Field Marshal has been around a while, best to just whack him and leave him in the sand…

      Liked by 1 person

  28. April 28, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Poor crabs! Those holidaymakers should pick on someone their own size. (But then again, crab meat IS difficult to resist…)


  29. April 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    They fought valiantly or at least withdrew valiantly. But, in the end, seven crabs found their way into the crab pots. Very creative story!!


    • April 29, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Most of them survived, dad and son got a crab supper, (almost) everyone’s a winner!


  30. April 29, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Hilarious 🙂 poor crabs 🦀 at least they believed lol


    • April 29, 2019 at 6:47 pm

      Yes, they had an over-abundance of belief as it turns out 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  31. April 29, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    “The time has come, the Walrus said….”. Could not help but think of a poem (The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll) of equal silliness! I like the way your crabs saved face with a strike-through. 😊


    • April 29, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      I like Lewis Carroll’s silly poems.
      Yes, even crabs have to keep up appearances 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  32. April 30, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I’ve always enjoyed crab meat, but now I’m not so sure. Good one.


    • May 1, 2019 at 6:41 pm

      You can’t eat them now they have a face…


  33. May 14, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Ohh the poor crabs. I’m going to remember them the next time I have some delicious crab cakes 😋


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