Fishing

This story is in response to Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words Contest.   March 2nd is the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss and by the way it is also my brother’s birthday… Happy Birthday Michael if you’re reading this!

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Vivian’s contest is based on Bennet Cerf’s challenge to Seuss to write a children’s book using only 50 words.  It’s true that the story has over 700 words…but only 50 unique words.  Vivian’s Challenge is to write a story that is 50 words not including the title.

Here’s my entry:

FISHING

Awake at dawn. Rush to the riverbank.

Cast.

Plop.

Ripples.

Quiet.

Turn the crank. Hold tight. Turn fast. Faster.

Sigh. A boot.

Cast.

Plop.

Ripples.

Quiet.

Turn the crank. Hold tight. Turn fast. Faster.

Sigh. Too small.

Cast.

Plop.

Ripples.

Quiet.

Hold tight. Turn fast. Faster!

Astounding.  A colossal catch!

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Fishing

  1. What a fun poem. And you’ve reminded me of something wonderful I discovered last fall in Arkansas — a library where you could check out rods and reels for a week. But if you were late in bringing them back there was a fine of a dollar a day!

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