Another playful moment in Clear As Day. I had great fun writing the secondary characters in this story and in this scene, Kay watches newbie Margie getting an up close look at a catfish for the first time:
“This one’s just a little baby.” Lloyd patted his “little baby.” The channel catfish weighed eight pounds, easy. “Have to be careful when you go swimming out in the deep water, Margie baby.” His voice dropped to a rolling old-pirate, tall-tale cadence. “They say there’s some out there a couple a hundred pounds, could just slurp a little thing like you right up.”
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(Luckily for Margie, the average channel catfish runs 2-4 pounds, with a top end size of 40-50 pounds. 😉 )
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31 thoughts on “Just Teasing – Six Sentence Sunday”
Slurp is such a great word!
Hi, Alix, thanks!
What fun! I can just imagine her panic. 🙂
Hi, Diane. Oh, yes, and then one of the guys demonstrates how to clean a fish… 😀
Aaaah! Now that’s a scary fish. Glad they’re not usually that big. Nice six. 🙂
Hi, Joya. lol I came across some great pictures of huge catfish. Some of them were just, whoa!
LOL! I’m sure she won’t go into the deep water now…. Great six!
Hi, Cera, thanks!
That’s actually quite scary. 😀 Nice six.
This made me smile. I like him!
Hi, Dee, thanks. Lloyd’s one of my favorite characters in this story.
Lloyd made me smile, Babette, but EWWW! I’d never swim again!
lol Thanks, Mac!
I can just hear his Southern drawl. Excellent excerpt! Thanks for sharing it.
Hi, Kimberly, thanks!
Oh, and she probably believes him. (Catfish don’t actually eat people – right? LOL!) Loved this six!
Thanks, Veronica. lol Fortunately, they prefer aquatic insect larvae, crayfish, mollusks, and small fish.
😆 Babette! Good thing that was a channel cat and not a mud cat. Around here, they do get big enough to slurp just about anything they want! I love your secondary characters. They add so much to your stories.
Hi, Silver, thanks! I was always glad never to run into a really big one. 🙂
What a fun six! (I actually had a fried catfish po-boy for lunch, lol! Don’t worry, it wasn’t Margie =D)
Thanks! lol ! Catfish does make a yummy sandwich.
Haha! I would have loved to have seen Margie’s reaction to that. I imagine a sarcastic comment followed by a roll of the eyes but who knows, maybe she’ll second guess a shadow in the water for the Jaws of all catfish. 😀 Thanks for visiting my blog!
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Hi, Sarah! You’re welcome. lol Poor Margie doesn’t have a sarcastic bone in her body, but this does lead to a sweet little moment with her husband. 🙂
Great scene, I could totally hear his dialogue as he teased Margie. Great choice of words!
Nice little tease!
This was delightful! I loved the “tall-tale cadence”. Very nice six.
Hi, Donna, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
That’s a cute six!
That would be one scary fish. Slurp! No swimming for me. Thank you very much. lol Great six!