A YEAR UNDERFOOT – entry #143

A Year Underfoot


February 4th, 2034

After a nice feast of rock cod I’m laying back and smoking strips of my catch for later.

Today was a good day.

It started off on the right foot when I remembered seeing the fishing gear in one of the overturned trailers at the RV Park. I hightailed it back there and sure enough, laying unbroken inside an trashed Airstream were a couple of twelve foot surf casting poles complete with heavy duty reels.

I was in business.

I pulled the rods out of the wreckage and crawled back inside to hunt down the tackle box. I found it straight off, complete with enough line, hooks, weights and leaders to keep me going for a while.

(Insert sigh of relief here.)

Down at the beach I dug up a few dozen of the soft-shelled sand crabs and baited my hook with the precious little buggers and cast my line out onto the sea. I said a little prayer to Poseidon and after fifteen minutes reeled in my line.

I caught a fifteen inch rock cod my first cast out.

Like I said, today was a good day.


About paul nevins

Fiction writer, reader and baseball fan.
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