Monday’s Finish the Story 03-02-2015

“When it came to a challenge, Jim Smiley just had to jump right in!”

That’s what everybody says about old Jim Smiley. I didn’t meet the old man but I has heard plenty about him. He were a bettin’ man. Why he would bet a wart off a hog, they says. What most people don’t know about Jim is that he loved ta fish and had plenty of fish tales ta tell. That’s how he found Dan’l Webster, his frog and business partner. They also tells me that he caughts a fish that was 16″ long and weighed about 7 pounds from Waleye Crek. Now that was jus’ hard for me to believe. I ain’t never seen anythin’ that big come out of that crek. So me and Buster was challenged and went fishin’ in the same crek that Jim fished and Buster caught a fish that was 16″ long and weighed almost 6 1/2 pounds. Dadgumit, that ol boy weren’t joshin’ afterall.

(150 words not including first sentence)

Monday’s Finish the Story is a flash fiction challenge that is kindly hosted by Barabara Beacham. She provides us with a photo prompt and the first sentence of our story to get our creative juices flowing to write a story of 100-150 words. It’s fun and addictive and if you would like to participate with us, please click on this link:

Finish the Story




40 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story 03-02-2015

  1. I’m sitting here grinning like crazy. You captured the narrator perfectly in telling this tale. I lived up in the mountains of NC for about five years and it felt like I was back visiting! You did a marvelous job!

  2. What them good ole boys didn’t know is that Smiley after takin’ in his fish let it skip a few meals then tossed it rit back. Well that was long afta he done fish him outta the river and unceremoniously christenin’ the thing by dunkin it almost all in save for holden tight on it’s tail. I know I saw, but I ain’t no tattle tail. Just a tom-boy up the tree Smiley didn’ see…

    (Thanks for stopping by my place – J).

  3. Haha, I love the accent! Makes the visualization of the story even better. PJ! I really really love when you imbibe a little accent into your stories, makes reading them so much fun πŸ˜€

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