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Summer-time Battle

The water swirled and then was still a calm appeared; but below was frantic . Lurking in the deep, cold , dark underneath was a large and ferocious striped beast. Again the water churned and the small darted away seeking a shelter; an escape from the striped’s feast. A line was thrown under a bow drooping low a popping of the line as it came slowly toward the one so anxious for a feast. With the sudden rush a violent storm appeared without so much of a warning the line grew taunt amid an explosion of sound and fury. Mighty was the noise and fearsome yet the fight as a warrior and his adversary fought to see if the other would give flight. Then as quick as it began it was over in a flash the water was stilled the noise drifted away and calm returned in the midst of a summer day.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Great fish story Rich, is this what you dream about with that rod in your hand? So glad you are still around but maybe just having a dry spell. Thanks for your support re the book, it's a good feeling to know I will be there with you! :)

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 2:02:00 PM
    This was detailed and was vivid, i enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.