‘You got any reels?’


‘Any lures?’



‘None a’them either.’

‘Okay, bait?’

‘Live or dead?’




‘Not that either.’

‘Okay, what about boat equipment?’

‘What like?’

‘A boat hook?’


‘Cleat hooks?’



”Fraid not.’

‘Do you have anything for a fishing trip?’

‘I got fresh fish.’

‘How does fresh fish help?’

‘You buy the fish. Take ’em home. Tell your folks you spent all day catchin’ ’em. Meanwhiles, you gotta whole day to do whatever you want.’

‘And what am I meant to spend my day doing?’

‘Well now, that I can help you with. Care to step through the back, sir?’

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visitΒ HERE.



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