“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: