Written as part of a challenge called Flash Fiction for the purposeful practitioner. Details can be found at https://rogershipp.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/flash-fiction-for-the-purposeful-practitioner-week-15-2016/
“Stop saying ‘It’s just the circle of life’. I mean it makes no sense. Plain stupid, if you ask me.” Oliver splashes water over at Gabriella.
“It is. The small fish eat the big fish. They die and get picked apart by small fish. The plants get eaten by cows. The cows feed us. The waste is cycled back as fertilizer. Everything completes the cycle.” She ignores her younger brother and talks to the sea.
“So I get ate by a shark,the little fish pick at me after I become shark meat. Right?” Oliver can’t find a better way to aggravate sister.
“No, Oliver. You would be shit out and the kelp would be fertilized. The little fish would eat the kelp. The shark gets to eat twice.” Gabriella’s smile shows how much thought she put in her response.
Oliver decides to watch the waves instead of talking to his sister.