Friday, June 30, 2006

Fish Tales, Fishy Tales and Unfinished, Fishy Fish Tales


Fish Tales and Tale Tellin'--

Shar pipes in with a tale of an adventure gone awry. I was going to publish it, but then I thought, "You know, this could be a pretty good story. As it is, it is told too fast, and we don't get to immerse ourselves in the tale, and therefore, the tale falls a bit flat. BUT IT COULD BE GREAT!

So, I'm gonna challenge Shar to a rewrite. In fact, I'm gonna poke and prod and cajole and squeeze and carry on in the hopes that we can get Shar to really make this a TALE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

Here is the original story from Shar--

Three of them went sea-angling inna boat not 18 foot long with a 2hp outboard motor. Hours later, the weather turned nasty and the waves were even nastier. So, they decided it would be prudent to head back to shore.About a mile out, the engine went bust. Whilst me cousin was huffing and puffing away, trying to crank up the o/b, one of the other guys was like going "Oh God, oh god, don't let me die. My kids are still young. No, not like this. What did I do to deserve this". Yeah, bloody wimp!This went on for about five, ten minutes and me cousin screamed "Either help me get this goddamn engine started or get off the boat and swim for your life, for heaven's sake". This guy actually got off the boat and dunk himself in duh choppy waters. Brave? Ungrateful? Traitor? Nah! Just plain stupid coz it was 3 foot deep.


OK. So a great CORE for a story. But, what about them apples? When you read this, you are left wondering Who? Where? When? Why? What color boat? Fishing for what? How far out at three feet deep? What time of year? Yaddy yaddy yadda...

Now I realize Shar is like most or all of us-- busy, and he gets his quips and anecdotes in as he finds the time.... So, we'll all be patient and let Shar (if he's game) take his time telling his tale.

And we'll help him by asking questions and "getting to the bottom" of this shallow fishy story...

7 comments:

carol said...

did the guy then turn around and accuse shar's cuz of setting him up?

shar said...

Oh God, what did I do to deserve this? I am just the narrator of the event and now you want me to re-author (juice up) a fishy tale.

Okey dokey....

"Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess with shiny blonde hair, a body to die for, likes wearing tight lycra suits with thigh-high leather boots, looks like a cross between Jaime Pressly and Kate Beckinsale..."

Whoops! I must have pressed the 'red' button. Should have been the 'blue' or was it the 'green' one?

Alright, just kidding. But honestly, it was me cousin's fib and I do have to ask him what actually transpired during that fishing trip last year. But, he's flying at the moment. (Yeah, he's a pilot, cruising around the world in a 747, and I'm the AF brat anchored on mother Earth).

Scott, did you get my e-mail yesterday?

Now, I really have got to get some ZZZZ's coz the past 48 hours was like GGGOOAAAAALL!!!!

Scott from Oregon said...

carol,

I dunno. Shar won't tell us...

He won't even tell us where this happened. The color of the water. The personalities involved. The way the sky looked.

e won't tell us nuthin'!

Scott from Oregon said...

Shar, not only did I get it, but I was able to get it on my desktop. Thanx!

Oh yeah... if I don't acknowledge an e-mail or comment, it is because I'm still working my forty hours in 100 plus heat, and trying to control our two acres, and trying to write post, read the news, watch the first season of 24 on video, deworm my dogs, clean my room, take the dogs to the lake to cool off, and do me Mum's heavy lifting ("Scott, can you move that planter just a wee bit to the right? It seems to like it there better.")

So, please forgive my 'vacancies'...

Scott--

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