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Entry to 2023 Spring/Summer Contest: Gone Fishin'
For the Dive Dealer Penguins, diving for fish was always the norm. Chicks were taught the basics of diving and catching fish, even long before their feathers have matured and allowed them to touch the water. And it was a successful survival strategy, too - this way the penguins were always self-sufficient, hardly ever running out of food. Then contests appeared, pushing the penguins to try whoever could catch more fish in a single dive... every day was a fish festival.
Until one day, you were born. A chick without feet. Society, if it existed, panicked. A penguin unable to dive! A penguin unable to catch fish! Outrageous! What will one do? What will you do?
One ending, but different ways to reach it. Have fun, and welcome to the penguin world!