Pixel Prose Challenge: Give a Man a Fish…

IMG_1265 Photo: Ajuy, Fuerteventura 2014.


Self employed fisherman José Roque (49) has become a local celebrity in the Canary Islands. The little seaside town of Ajuy, Fuerteventura has seen tourists flocking to see the lifetime resident, who has apparently been turned to stone as a result of a misunderstanding with a mythological Roman god.

A passer-by said “You’ve gotta feel sorry for the guy, being like that. Even the fish looks gutted.”

Gravel-voiced Señor Roque told reporter Sandy Beach, “I’d just landed a big catch and unloaded my boat then this weird guy comes out of the water driving a 2 horsepower jet ski. He’s got a long beard, and carrying a spear gun. I thought he was from the Neptune Diving School. And then he said wanted half my catch as a tribute.”
“I’m guessing, José say no way?”
“Too true. It turns out he was the real Neptune, and then he turned me to stone. I’ve got a lump in my throat, just talking about it”
“How could you have mythed it, right? I’m guessing that you’d Sea things differently if you had the chance again?”
“Oh no, things have worked out okay. I’ve sold the boat and bought the Neptune Fish Bar. With all the tourists here, the place is really rocking!”

A spokesman for Neptune said that he wasn’t a bad Deity, he’d just had a bad day. He would be happy to return José to normal, or send him a signed photo.


Photo taken with iPhone 4S. Story and photo for the Pixel Prose Challenge, hosted by Amanda Lakey at www.UniqueArtChic.com. Click the logo for more details.



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Split-Second Story


Trafalgar Square, London.



London’s West End.



Outside the Houses of Parliament, London.


Three different snapshots of London, taken on our honeymoon, May 2010.

Trafalgar Square is a vibrant focal point, in the heart of central London.

London’s West End is Theatreland – with a wonderfully laid-back evening atmosphere.

There was an anti-war protest outside the Houses of Parliament, the home of British Democracy. This was overlooked by the statue of the great wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.


This is my contribution to the ‘Split-Second Story’ Photo Challenge from

The Daily Post.

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature


Ajua Beach, Fuerteventura, Spain.



Cacti, Fuerteventura, Spain.



Hotel lobby, Fuerteventura, Spain.


These photos were taken in January 2014 on the island of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain. I used my iPhone 4S. Photo editing was with iPhoto. All photos, © Steve Lakey 2014.


This is my contribution to Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature. Hosted by ‘Lens and Pens by Sally’.

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Travel Theme: Sky


© Steve Lakey 2013

Lincolnshire, UK.



© Steve Lakey 2013

The Old Hall, Hardwick, Derbyshire, UK.


Torquay 091

© Steve Lakey 2013

The Jurassic Coast, Devon, UK.


This is my contribution to Travel Theme, hosted by Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack?. This week’s theme is ‘Sky’. Click here for more details and to view the other photos.