Lake fishing

Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my weekly contribution to Monday’s Finish the Story hosted by Barbara Beacham. Every Monday , Barb supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence to be used for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box to read the other stories.

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Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 150+13+2=165 Words


Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite.

Sarah and her husband had decided to take a vacation here this summer.

Since she was an early riser, she had awakened this first morning at six and gone fishing. She thought, “That’s an odd name for a place. I wonder why they called it that.”

Shortly, a man about in his fifties joined her. He sat down on the edge of the dock and cast in his line.

Sarah decided to be friendly first. “Do you live near here?” she asked.

He smiled and said, “I’ve been here for some time.”

After an hour, she decided to quit fishing and go back to the cabin. “Bye.” she said to the man

He just smiled and said, “You can now say you met the darn fool who fell into the lake and drowned.”

Later, her husband smiled and said, “I heard there’s a ghost fisherman here. Did you meet him?”

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