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The prawns were constantly being harassed and threatened by sharks
that patrolled the area.
Finally, one day during a tropical storm, Justin said to Christian "I'm bored and frustrated at being a prawn, I wish I was a shark - then I wouldn't have any worries about being eaten..."
As Justin had his mind firmly on becoming a predator, a flash of
lightning hit the water and, lo and behold, Justin turned into a
Horrified, Christian immediately swam away, afraid of being eaten by
his old mate.
Time went on (as it invariably does...) and Justin found himself becoming bored and lonely as a shark. All his old mates simply swam away whenever he came close to them. Justin didn't realise that his new menacing appearance was the cause of his sad plight.
During the next tropical storm, Justin figured that the same
lightning force could change him back into a prawn.
Lightning never strikes twice except in stories like these, but while he was thinking of being a prawn again, a flash of lightning struck the water next to Justin and, lo and behold, he turned back into a prawn!
With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes, Justin swam back to his
friends and bought them all a cocktail.
(The punchline does not involve a prawn cocktail - it's much worse).
Looking around the gathering at the reef, he searched for his old pal.
"Where's Christian?" he asked.
"He's at home, distraught that his best friend changed sides to the
enemy and became a shark" came the reply.
Eager to put things right again and end the mutual pain and torture,
he set off to Christian's house.
As he opened the coral gate, the memories came flooding back. He banged
on the door and shouted, "It's me, Justin, your old friend.
Come out and see me again".
Christian replied, "No way, man. You'll eat me. You're a shark,
the enemy. I will not be tricked".
Justin cried back "No I'm not. That was the old me. I've changed.........
I'm a prawn again Christian...!!!"