Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #31

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Maybe this was what he needed, a weekend away fishing.
He quite fancied the solitude of the task, patiently waiting for the fish to bite.
Yeah. He could do this.
Loading up the car with camping equipment, waders, tackle and bait, he kissed his wife goodbye and set off early Saturday morning.
He found the place OK and pitching his tent, looked forward to a relaxing couple of days by the river.

His wife greeted him at the door Sunday afternoon and asked him how it went.
Holding up his catch, she gushed praise and set to preparing a meal.
Her laughter spilled from the kitchen and she appeared at the door.
‘You didn’t catch any of these did you?’ she grinned holding up a supermarket stub.
‘Not exactly, but I could have. I had a few in my keep net last night, but they had escaped by morning.’
‘How many?’
‘About four…..’
She crooked an eyebrow.
‘Two?’
She crossed her arms.
‘OK. None. But at least it was quiet until the BBQ started.’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #31

  1. That made me smile
    . I used to go fishing when I was a boy and if I caught one I considered it a good day !

  2. Michael says:

    I know a similar story of where the boys went fishing, came home with three big flathead and all was good until the wife noticed the paper from the fish shop still attached to one.

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