Gone Fishing

13 Jul

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Sunday Photo Fiction: July 13th 2014

68 07 July 13th 2014

Henry rowed his boat out to his favorite spot in the middle of the cove. At seventy-five years old it took him a little longer each time he came. No matter, he figured he still had a few good years of fishing ahead of him. It was his fondest wish to catch ” old George” reportedly the largest bass ever seen in these parts. He had never spotted it himself but had heard the stories of fellow fishermen who had almost landed the brute.

Suddenly his pole bent in a large arc as it caught on something far below. “No freaking way..” he thought excitedly as he slowly reeled in his prize. It took monumental effort to turn the handle yet strangely enough the fish did not put up a fight.

Suddenly his catch bobbed to the surface causing him to jump back in horror and nearly fall in the water. He found himself face to face with the bloated body of his wife who he had  tearfully reported missing a month before.

“Damn” he said to himself ” I knew I should have used a heavier stone..”

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7 Responses to “Gone Fishing”

  1. Yoshiko July 13, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    Why does he speaks that way? Don’t say he commits the murder? Yoshiko

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  2. martha0stout July 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    Wow! That surprised me a lot! Nicely hidden twist there in a flash fiction.

  3. Al July 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    HAHAHA Brilliant twist at the end there 😀 Love it

  4. Lyn July 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    You’re so bad! 🙂 That was great — wonderful twist at the end that just pops up and grabs you…lol like a dead body.

  5. AnElephantCant July 14, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    Superbly done, great twist.

  6. lingeringvisions by Dawn July 16, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Lol..lots of bodies in this lake.

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