The Crab Family Goes Sailing for Aspirin

That's no way to go sailing.

Photo by Rod Long on Unsplash

“Where shall we be, where we must be!”

“Just a very good prospect!” exclaimed Mr Crab. “Let’s go sailing!”

“Gah, you won’t do that!” cried Mrs Crab. “That’s no way to go sailing.”

“You can sit on my back,” said Mr Crab. “I’ll sit right here behind you.”

He was a matter of fact, it was a rather small crab. She was quite as though she had a great allergy.

“Here’s the course!” shouted Mr Crab. “Just down to the kitchen and no more!”

“How long have I gotta get?” cried Mrs Crab. “How short do I need?”

“Be light of aspirin,” said Mr Crab. “How much must I pay?”

“I’ve got a very good idea.”

“What kind?”

“Something to wash with … why, here’s the perfect thing.”

“What’s that, Dad?”

“Never mind,” said Mr Crab.


Editor’s Notes

Written by AI, using my random-temp generator script, and using my picturebooks model, which is a fine-tuning of gpt-2 774M. Chosen from among the other recently generated stories by me, a human.


Added paragraph and quote formatting. Changed not-nice family name to their animal name.


Title was human-derived by me from the generated text

Plagiarism Checked

Plagiarism checked with my orchestration code around Plagiarism-Basic against the dataset

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