Biographical Non-Fiction posted May 5, 2021

Not yet exceptional. When the exceptional rating is reached this is highlighted
Dad teaching me

How to FISH

by Rebel Jim

Oh yuck! first I had to learn how to gut a night crawler (worm) by putting it on a hook,
to where the catfish would take it all hook and line, but hopefully not the sinker.

Then I threw that line out and dad told me," this is where you have to have a whole lot of patience".
That's when I got my first taste of moonshine mixed with fruit juice.
"Don't you dare tell mom or we'll both be "UP MANURE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE!"

Being 10 years old, I actually knew what he was saying.
After around 15 or 20 minutes, we both got some bites....

Dad was trying to coach me while trying to bring in his bite too!
"Let 'em nibble for a second and NOW JERK THAT HOOK!"....
Dad came out with I'd be guessing a 3 pounder, mine was probably around that same amount.

Gitting that first strike... Was a Thrill !!... Eating our catch right there on that lake bank from
a campfire, in a cast iron skillet and having some good "fixin's" with it.... UMMM!!

Oh how I miss those days!!

Through the eyes of a child writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a short story (100-500 words). The story must include a child's perspective of an object or situation. The story may be told from the viewpoint of the child, or an adult.


True story.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by Annalinda at

Save to Bookcase Promote This Share or Bookmark
Print It View Reviews

You need to login or register to write reviews. It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

© Copyright 2021. Rebel Jim All rights reserved. Registered copyright with FanStory.
Rebel Jim has granted, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.