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Morning on the Lake

    It was a damp summer morning, the only evidenced of sunrise was a bright spot in the overcast eastern sky. Larry picked up his coffee and walked out of the camp, to a chair on the deck. A Black Labrador followed him and sat down by his side.
    

    Larry looked down toward the shore; the air was thick and wet, a cloud sat on the water’s surface, hiding the lake. The fishing boat was only a shadowy outline; waves slapping the boat’s side, rocking it lazily against the ropes that held it to the dock.

   

    His wife and kids were asleep; like most people they would stay off the lake today, sleep late and waste the morning away inside their cozy cabin. Only a few adventurous soles would be on the water, taking the opportunity for solitude on an otherwise crowded lake.
  

    Coffee finished and about to leave, his daughter’s voice called out from inside the camp. Yes! He answered; I am going fishing in this weather. Wait for me, Tracy called back.
Hurry up Tracy, I am going down to warm up the boat motor.


    The morning stillness was broken as the boat’s motor roared to a start, then dropped off to a rolling idle, the exhaust gurgling in the water. While untying the boat, he searched his mind and concluded this was the first time his daughter and he had gone fishing alone? The Labrador stood on the boat’s bow, looking out into the lake.

   

    Tracy ran up the dock, he helped her aboard, and pushed off. The boat moved slowly away from shore, disappearing into the cloud.
   

    He put Tracy at the wheel and gave her a compass heading. Then readied the fishing rods, attached the fishing lines to the downrigger releases, and lowered the lures into the water. The lures were lowered 150 feet, the depth of the themocline. Then the fishing lines were reeled in until the rods bowed as the line tightened against the releases.

   

     In silent anticipation the two watched the bowed fishing rods, while trolling slowly over the warm summer water.
   

    Some time passed before the first strike came; suddenly one of the rod tips whipped up as the fish struck a lure and pulled the fishing line out of its release. The fish swam away from the boat, producing a scream like noise from the fishing reel, as the drag tried to slow the spinning spool. “Fish on”! He yelled. Grabbing the rod, he reeled in some line and set the hook, it felt like a Big Lake Trout. The downriggers had located the lures down 150 feet and the flight of the fish had already run off another 100 feet of fishing line. He handed the rod to Tracy, cautioning her to keep the line tight and the rod high, then began clearing away the other rods, keeping the lines from tangling.

   

    Even thou the fish stayed submerged, they knew the fish was big. Its weight and power arched the 9-foot fishing rod, pulling the rod tip down toward the water. The reel screamed again, producing a siren like noise as the fish swam farther away, stripping more line off the reel.

   

    The battle ensued, Tracy would gain line only to loose it as the fish made another run away from the boat or dove toward the lake bottom. The fight continued for 20 minutes before the Lake Trout broke the water’s surface. The Trout raised itself above the water, rolled, and slammed its body down onto the surface. Then drove for the bottom one more time, fighting the reels’ drag, stripping line from the spool.

   

    Tracy held the arched rod, cranked on the reel, once more fighting the fish to the surface. It was big, a trophy size Trout. Tracy worked the fish toward the rear of the boat. Larry got out the net and held it over the stern. Just as the fish came within reach of the net, the large trout’s body made one last whip like motion, spit out the hook, then disappeared down into the darkness of the lake.

    

    Neither made a sound as they looked at one another, wide eyed and disappointment in their faces. In the following silence, their long faces turned to smiles. It was a great fish and it had been an exciting fight.

   

    The Sun was higher now; the cloud over the lake was thinning. Larry took the wheel and looked at the compass. Tracy excitedly estimated the size of the fish and was already reliving the fight.

   

    They headed back to camp for a late breakfast and story telling.

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Hi Don,

I know I need to work on my English, part of the reason I am put up some stories. I may need a lession on how to transferring the text onto the site. A lot of the things you spoke of are done (OK) on my copy. Wish you could see it on my PC. When I paste the story to site, all indents and paragrph etc. disappeared. I saw this before i hit the upload to site icon. Went thru story correcting things, manually on site -indented manually, etc. When I ok'd loading it onto site, what u see was done by site software????
I do want your help with my writing, but first I need to be able to get story on site, the way I wrote it. Don't want to waste your time, because the copy and paste process is changing my text. Side note - I did not have option on header when I entered text to discussion page (option like seen on reply page??), should there have been option to better import the text??? Hope this makes some sense to you?? Either something I am doing wrong or site needs some fine tuning??

PS it was wrote with Micosoft Office 2000 word software
Thanks for your input Larry

Don Ford said:

 

     Whether you indent paragraphs or not, you really need to space them.  It makes it 

easier for an editor to read.  A submission is usually required with the indents and the 

proper spacing of lines and paragraphs.  The internet language sort of dumbs down our 

writings, and we have to learn all over again when we submit our writings for 

publications.  Texting (BTW) is even worse and causes us to relax our writing too much, and 

we fall into a bad as well as lazy habit.

 

     Single spacing between lines is usually required as well; double spacing is also 

expected.  This way the editor is able to make corrections in your piece by leaving notes 

between the lines.  Remember, if you have too many spelling or grammar errors, your piece

(no matter how good it is) will get passed over.  The editor doesn't have the time to deal 

with what we should have taken care of as professional freelancers.  Make full use of your 

word program that will point up most misspelling.  Watch out especially for words like toand 

two and too.  Remember to use the right words, such as there and their and they're.

 

     I  will look over look piece here later today and share comments.  Cheers, Don    

 

 

Should of done the changes first, before writing first note. Wasn't thinking to well. Anyway, I went in and did a manual edit, so it looks like it does on my pc. Today, I had the icons on header when I opened story to edit on site, icons were not there last night when I loaded story?????(last night I did a copy, left click and paste - paragraphs disappeared at that point) Did I do something incorrectly when I loaded onto site???

Larry

Don Ford said:

 

     Whether you indent paragraphs or not, you really need to space them.  It makes it 

easier for an editor to read.  A submission is usually required with the indents and the 

proper spacing of lines and paragraphs.  The internet language sort of dumbs down our 

writings, and we have to learn all over again when we submit our writings for 

publications.  Texting (BTW) is even worse and causes us to relax our writing too much, and 

we fall into a bad as well as lazy habit.

 

     Single spacing between lines is usually required as well; double spacing is also 

expected.  This way the editor is able to make corrections in your piece by leaving notes 

between the lines.  Remember, if you have too many spelling or grammar errors, your piece

(no matter how good it is) will get passed over.  The editor doesn't have the time to deal 

with what we should have taken care of as professional freelancers.  Make full use of your 

word program that will point up most misspelling.  Watch out especially for words like toand 

two and too.  Remember to use the right words, such as there and their and they're.

 

     I  will look over look piece here later today and share comments.  Cheers, Don    

 

 

Hi Larry,

I just had a few minutes and thought I'd stop in to read what's been happening.  I like your story, I can tell that you really wrote about something you know well.  It comes through nicely.

LN

Larry, I loved this story. We stay on Long Lake and Blue Mountain Lake and I love the foggy peaceful mornings.

Thank you for sharing.

Jeanne dupre

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