Thursday, June 16, 2022

Luring You In To Please Read the Flash Fiction #WEPFF #WEP

"Caught you," I hope to say
if only you'll not hide, not stay away
Big One, babe, you'll taste so fine
Please take the bait
I'm jiggling my lure

Call me crazy for needing more
but this one's too small
even a fool knows to throw it back
I keep checking my line
Please want my bait
I'm bottom bouncing for you

I don't want a cichlid
Please find my flies
Please like my plugs
I've got a box full of jigs
How about a spinner with a skirted hook?
Please understand, I've tried live too
There's nothing with me that isn't for you
I check again but you're not found

Please come for my spoon
Please, there's flexible rubber too
Please, oh please, my fly needs you

Just one more try for today
Remember where I cast 
You've kept your spot a secret
cherishing your place in the deep
Please see my net and promise me one day
One day you'll be in it

Am I crazy to pursue you?
I could just buy what I'm looking for
The sport is catching you
Holding you
Cleaning you
Heating you up
And eating you until there's nothing left
but bone and head and tail

Mmm mmm mmm
I'll even have your eyes
Mmm mmm mmm
Please take my bait
Please find my lure
Come home to me
Big One, please be mine

Luring You In
by J Lenni Dorner
232 words FCA

Fish Luring You In To Please Read the Flash Fiction #WEPFF #WEP

Gottcha! ๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŽฃ

I was going to write short fiction with my Existence characters. Actually, I did. But the scene makes no sense out of context and is just littered with spoilers. So, I decided to go for a walk and think about it.

That's when I ran into Ger. We have almost nothing in common other than a tendency to gravitate to the same areas to hunt and fish. He's a pretty good hunter, considering the hundreds or thousands of dollars he must spend to have that much equipment with him. But his very pricy bow tends to keep up with the one I handcrafted, so there you go. Fishing, however... oh Ger...
"Maybe if you kept yer mouth shut once in a dang while, I'd catch a decent fish!"
(This is funny because I'm mute. We kid around with each other.

Above is a picture he took of the bend in the river, and another of his "biggest catch" this week. Any fish that's smaller than your hand has to go back in the water. ๐Ÿ˜‚

My entry is a letter or song or poem, whatever you'd like to call it, by me from Ger to his elusive fish. As Ger is a father, I'll dedicate this to him and wish him a Happy Father's day. 
And a Happy Father's day to any other dads out there reading this.
(Neither my dad nor Ger have ever seen my blog, so they won't see this post.)

Tagline: Written for the uncaught one. (It's NOT erotica.)


  1. J, this one had me thinking for awhile. I liked the little story of you and Ger. and the pics. Not being a fisher person, it took me to other places at times. You did indeed Gottcha! Thanks for your entry to lure us in to the 'Letter' prompt.

    1. "Definitely erotica"
      "Plugs!!! ๐Ÿ‘ Erotica."
      "Fly! ๐Ÿ‘– That is 100% erotica!"
      "No it isn't..."
      "Bathing. Eating!๐ŸŒฎ Come on..."
      "Dirty mind.."

      Lol. That about sum up the other places? We have a little mental chat? ๐Ÿคฃ

  2. Very alluring! That poor fish didn't stand a chance! Interesting take on the theme. I loved your imagery.

    1. Yeah... The fish have a pretty good chance with my buddy ๐ŸŽฃ fishing.

  3. That was fun! My husband loves to fish so I didn't get caught going down the other line :)

  4. Interesting. Writing to the uncaught one. You had me guessing until I almost reached the end.

  5. Hi J,
    Love your poem. Clever take on the prompt. I know a lot about fishing, so I didn’t get hooked and swim off in a titillating direction. I enjoy thinking about the people who did. Lol. Thanks for a fun “gotcha” poem. Cool pics.

    1. Ahh, yes. Fellow fishers were always going to get what's going on. But then it can be funny in another way.

  6. A poem to your food you must catch first. That's refreshing.

  7. Very intriguing. Cleverly crafted and a refreshing take on the prompt. Thank you.

  8. I got it was about fishing early enough, but there were so many double entendres. Clever and unique! ☺

    1. There are websites that require me to change the name of my home area. Double entendres happen all the time. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Made this more fun to write.
      - J of Virginville, PA (yes, really -- and it's near Intercourse)

  9. Oh, what a beautiful fish! :) Your words made this a very exciting post!

    1. Yeah, a lovely baby. Had to go back in the water. They gotta live a little before they can be food.

  10. This was an interesting and fun take on the prompt! Well written, too!

  11. Unusual take on the prompt and lots of fun too!
    I figured out that it was a fish - but only because of certain words that you used.

    1. Yeah. Like the word associated with angel fish? I was trying to match the song a bit.

  12. Haha. It took me a while to catch on that this was a letter/poem for a fish. Well done.

    1. Excellent! I was hoping to "lure" readers down another path for a bit.

  13. This poem was great fun! I used to enjoy going fishing with my father (RIP). Never caught anything, I just enjoyed being outside in nature.

    1. That is a big upside, both being outdoors and making memories.

  14. Never understood fishing. Just kidding, loved eating my catches in Alaska, but haven't fished since then. Don't live near a water source I'd trust. So sad. But loved your poem. Great take on the prompt!

    1. Thanks. I haven't been to Alaska, but I hear good things.

  15. This could be an Ode to Mr. Elusive Fish! Loved it. The fish in the picture was quite a catch!

    1. Suppose it could be, if measured against a sardine. ๐Ÿ˜„

  16. Hi JL - well done ... loved the luring of the fish and then relating that translation to the two of you hunters ... one quiet, one vocal ... but a letter for all Dads: whether a meal is caught or not ... clever take with the two options - cheers Hilary

    1. Yeah. I use my skills to do as my ancestors have, using every part of that which I take. Not sure about Ger. More in it for sport, fun, or to get out of the house.

  17. Brilliantly original! Loved it!

    1. Signed,

      Carrie Ann Golden
      (for some reason it had posted me as "Anonymous")

  18. Here fishy, fishy, fishy... ๐Ÿคฃ
    Really fun way to use the prompt.
    Thanks for the laugh.

  19. This was fun to read. Thank you for the smiles:)

  20. What a fun take on the prompt! I'm not really into fishing, but I have friends who love it, even when they don't catch anything.

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