This morning I’m going to respond to Sadje’s weekend “What do you see?” prompt and including the Ragtag Daily Prompt — this morning it’s VOLUME — in my fishy tale.
Fingle’s Deep Sea Dive
“Morning, Zander. Wha’cha doin’ there?”
“Hey, Mario. I’m watchin’ for Fingle. He’s gone deep-sea diving.”
Mario came up and stood beside him on the dock. “What? Here? In thirty feet of water? Does he have scuba gear?”
“Nah. He dropped his best fishing rod between here and the island. Says he’s not givin’ up ‘til he finds it.”
“Hope he finds it soon or he’ll miss the free food. Mitch’s got a barbecue goin’ at his place and says we’re all welcome. Why don’t you leave Fingle to his rod rescue and come get…”
Suddenly Fingle’s head popped out of the water about twenty metres out. After a couple of gasps and sputters, he called, “Did someone say free food?” He swam to the dock.
“How in the world…? I didn’t think I had that much volume,” Mario exclaimed.”
“Sound travels well underwater, you know.” Fingle climbed onto the dock and stood dripping on the boards. “I’m coming, too. Hope they don’t mind if I’m a little damp.”
Zander grinned. “We’ll tell ’em you went overboard chasing the BIG one.”
“Just so’s you’re not gonna be a wet blanket,” Mario added. “Moaning over your lost rod.”
“I can look for it tomorrow. Right now I’m hungry.”
“Yeah.” Zander nudged Mario. “Fingle’s stomach’s bigger than his fishing rod.”
Wet or dry, a good BBQ was had by all. 🙂