When A Friend Angles For A Companion, Beware You Might Get Hooked #flashfiction #carrotranch

Charli Mills prompt this week is all about fishing

April 26, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fish tale. It can be about fishing from any angle, about those who fish, or what might be caught. Go where the prompt leads.

‘Do you like fishing, Logan?’

‘Never tried it. Too much sitting and staring.’

‘Don’t you think we could do with more sitting and staring?’

‘I get enough of that in the loo, Morgan.’

‘I’m talking about contemplative sitting not your comprehensive shitting.’

‘It’s still too boring. There’s so much more to life.’

‘But we need peace and quiet if we’re going to appreciate what life has to offer.’

‘I’d be no good at it. You’d hate it with me fidgeting all the time.’

‘You’d be great, the perfect companion.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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15 Responses to When A Friend Angles For A Companion, Beware You Might Get Hooked #flashfiction #carrotranch

  1. Ritu says:

    Fishing can sound so boring to some but, though I have never had a go, from conversations with avid fishermen friends, I gleaned the info that it is actually a wonderfully contemplative way to while a way a few hours!

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  2. floridaborne says:

    When someone says, “I want a companion.” Run.

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  3. Logan it appears has been caught and the reeling in has begun…….

    Liked by 2 people

  4. JT Twissel says:

    Comprehensive “shitting” – is that an olympic sport?

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  5. Great dialogue Geoff. My suggestion – take a book with you to read. It can be restorative – more so than contemplative which you can do on the loo.

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    The comments are as fun to read as the conversation!

    Liked by 1 person

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