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FISHLINE MOST FOUL
Posted On 10/08/2015 12:47:45 by StoryBoat


It is a  flash in time that I never want to forget.

My Irish friend, Finbar and I had finished our days' work and I had flattered him into driving us out to the pond. We planned to swim, instead of floating in my boat, so Fin drove off the road and parked on the far side of the pond, opposite the boat landing.


While we got out of Finbar's Ford, a flock of Mallard Ducks flew over the water and splashed down near the pond's shore closest to us.

I started down the steep path to the water's edge, clutching at young willow saplings to slow my forced slide.

There were willow branches snarled together by fishline at the water's edge.  I ducked below them to avoid getting tangled. 


Suddenly, the air turned fetid with frantic fowl quacking!


A Drake had flown into the the snarled fishline and was suddenly suspended in it, like a fly trapped in a spider's web.


"Fin!"  I bellowed.  "Get out your knife!" (Finbar was finally retired from his life in Her Majesty's Special Forces, but still considered it a point of fealty to always have a knife on his person).


I tucked my elbow around a sapling and with my other hand, held the duck tightly against my body, so that it would stop flailing.


Finn leapt down beside me, whipped out his knife and with four cuts, freed the duck.


I flung the duck skyward and as he took flight, Finn and I (not so gracefully) fell into the pond.

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10/11/2015 17:30:38

Love the story. Thanks for the laugh!



10/09/2015 17:01:20

Love it!  Especially the ending!  Quite a picture in my head!  Often times the reward for a good deed isn't what we expect.



10/08/2015 23:04:22

Wow!  Lots of "f" words in your flippin' fowl fable!

 Got the giggles reading this one. Keep 'em coming Kath I'm cooly  contemplating the  continuing crafting of your consistently  colorful creations.😉



10/08/2015 22:49:21

As you know, Kath, I'm not much for ponds or fishing but I enjoyed your account of this experience. I hope I don't have to wait so long for your next episode!!!



10/08/2015 13:46:41

Great story, enjoyed reading it. Being a bird-lover, I'm glad the drake was liberated.





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