Fish Story

by George Wood

             “If you got time, I got someone to introduce you to.” Jack Grimes and Charlie McGinn had finished their Sunday morning breakfasts of biscuits and sausage gravy and were waiting for their checks.  Jack nursed a last cup of coffee.

            “Got nothing but time.” Charlie was working over his teeth with a plastic toothpick.  He would use that same pick to clean dirt from his fingernails and wax from his ears throughout the day. 

            “You got to swear not to tell anybody about him,” Jack told Charlie.

            “You don’t have to worry any about that,” Charlie promised.

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