Don’t Look At Me Like That

Charl Mills issued the flash fiction challenge about a fishing tale this week. Using 99 words, write it out and tag it back to her here:

She’d never been fishing before. Fish swam in the little glass bowl on her dresser. You didn’t touch them. You looked at them.

Mother packed the picnic hamper. Dad readied rods, reels, and a small basket of lures and hooks.  She and her siblings dressed for a day at the park but with bathing suits underneath.

Her line went into the water, and soon everyone was cheering for her, as she caught a small sunfish. Dad took it off the hook to hand it to her. NO! It looked up at her terrified, and terrified, she ran away screaming.

 (c) Annette Rochelle Aben 


20 responses to “Don’t Look At Me Like That

  1. I don’t blame her! At that stage she was to be taught the art of fishing. Catch and release is the smart move.

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  2. Hugs & Happy Weekend! ❤

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  3. Poor little girl, Annette. I think I would do the same.

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  4. Love, love, love this! I think we all remember the horror of catching our first fish. 🙂

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  5. I am guessing Dad didn’t teach you to dress it.
    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
    Fun take on the prompt!

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  6. A believable story. Fish and chips have little resemblance to the real thing. No one would eat them if they had.

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  7. Colleen Chesebro

    I knew this was a true story! I don’t know whose reaction was funnier. You poor thing. You never went fishing again?

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  8. Aw, sweet girl! I think fish always look terrified, too. What a delightful story, Annette!

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