The solitary angler

Prompt –

2015-02-09 - BW Beacham

Finish the story begins with: “Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite.”

Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite. She was unaware of the few men watching her through the telescope from a distant industrial-tower. Each one had a sardonic smile on his face.

She must have strayed from her group.

Or she is an especially adventurous angler.

Or an agent …………..

Send the guards to bring her in.

Meanwhile a local resident out on a stroll saw her and walked up to her.

You shall not catch any fish here.


These waters are not conducive to life.

They look all right to me. Are they extremely polluted?

No this is the purest water on the globe. This is ultra-pure water. It has been filtered a dozen steps beyond normal drinkable RO water. It is flat, heavy, and bitter – just one glass would leech out valuable minerals from human-body and cause nutritional debilitation. Let’s leave before we are charged with industrial espionage.

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15 thoughts on “The solitary angler

  1. Looks like the first guys with sardonic smiles were thwarted, unless … Oh, no, couldn’t have been. But then … PS. I wonder what a cupful of that water would do to some of our less pristine lakes.

  2. Wow! That was good! Industrial espionage!…Why would they do this to a lake? What is the purpose? Makes me wonder….which is a sign of an excellent story! Thanks for participating YS, and see you next week? I hope so! Be well… ^..^

  3. Very interesting! Like Judith, I wonder if enough was poured into a lake that has been contaminated, would it clean the lake? That would make an interesting story too. Loved the mystery to this story!

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