I Lied

I said I loved to fish, fished all the time, because I wanted to hang out with him.  So he rowed us out to a beautiful, sunny spot in the middle of Lake Lansing and I cast my line. Unsuccessfully.

I chatted nonchalantly as I attempted to discreetly remove the hook from my armpit. Hoping he wouldn’t turn around and see that I was a rookie.

Just as the hook finally broke loose, so did the sky.

He immediately rowed for shore, but not fast enough. Lightening struck nearby and we were in an aluminum boat.

I jumped into the water, grabbed the rope tied to the front of the boat, swam and towed.

He called me a hero. I was probably an idiot.

Storms in Michigan, they come at you fast.


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