Are you ready for Mondays Finish the Story challenge? This is a flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… Get creative and have fun finishing the story!
Finish the story begins with: “Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite.”
Not that she was hungry. Joan actually disliked the taste of fish. But what she loved about fishing was the time she got to spend with her family.
Growing up, Fool’s Lake was the source of so many memories. Like the time Joan and her dad struggled to reel in a big trout, only to have Joan fall in. While swimming back to shore, Joan got tangled in the line. Dad eventually had to reel her in. The family laughed so hard that day; they still tell that story every time the family gets together. It’s a knee-slapper.
Joan’s life, much like the lake, was so full of possibilities. But where did it all go wrong? Staring into the cool blue waters, she catches her reflection. A tired, lonely woman beaten down by a loveless marriage and dead end career. Still waiting for that one big catch.
Not to happy with this one but I needed to get it done. I want to get back into the habit of doing these every week. I’ve missed this challenge!