Thursday, June 21, 2012

While I was Fishing

I haven't had a chance to go fishing in weeks and I was having withdrawals. I finished up my deadline work late yesterday afternoon so I made a management decision -- I hung a sign on my door this morning that said "Gone Fishing". 
I stayed a few hours and had no luck. I'm afraid I'm losing my fishing MoJo, because the only hit I got was on my strike indicator. That's just wrong. It was like the trout was taunting me. Bang, get that crap out of here, he seemed to be saying.
I got the message just before noon and  headed home dejectedly. Jilda had lunch on the table: roasted chicken, new potato's, fresh squash, and English peas.
That made me feel much better about the day. Then Jilda said "Oh yes, a guy from a magazine called and wants you to write a story." She said this matter-of-factishly. (I know, I just coined a word).
When I called the guy, he wants a 1000 words and maybe a picture. I was so excited. He has two ideas in mind and will let me know next week the topic, and the deadline. 
I must say I was excited to get this gig. My day improved dramatically after that.
Y'all have a great Friday.


  1. I love it when good things come out of the blue. Makes the little disappointments seem so silly.

  2. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Good for you, you DID land a big one.

  3. So glad you had a great ending for the day! Always another day for fishing.

  4. Any opportunity to hear about prose in the works from my favorite Wordsmith is delightful to the ears. Keep on hangin' out your sign...summer and fishing are good times!

  5. Terrific!
    I guess a fish bit after all lol

  6. Anonymous3:41 AM

    Loved hearing that your day turned out so well :) And, I have to admit, even though I'm vegetarian, your meal sounded delicious ;-)

  7. What a great end to your day!! Take care

  8. Hey, I thought there was no such thing as a bad day fishing. Congrats on the magazine job and I hope it all goes good!


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