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Maybe Tomorrow

a moral

By Ward NorcuttPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
Maybe Tomorrow
Photo by Harry Cunningham on Unsplash

After the night’s rain, the morning air was crisp and clean and full of promise. The man guided his minivan up the dirt road, bumping through the shallow potholes and avoiding deep ones.

Today is going to be different, he thought. He passed the old side road leading north. He always wondered where it led.

He had replaced his line and his old floats and weights and snelled hooks with new ones. His worms were fresh and juicy. Surely today I will catch a fish, he said to himself.

He drove back down at dusk.

Maybe tomorrow.

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About the Creator

Ward Norcutt

Playwright and poet.

My goal as a writer is to write thoughtful pieces of prose, poetry and stage plays. Hopefully, the end results are entertaining and engaging, with layers of meaning that make sense to the whole or a theme therein.

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  • Lamar Wiggins3 months ago

    Well. I sure hope tomorrow is the day! Nice micro, Ward!

  • Cathy holmes12 months ago

    Well done. Maybe tomorrow, or the next tomorrow.

  • Andrei Z.12 months ago

    Did he try to change lakes (ponds, rivers)? What if it's not about hooks and worms? My Science teacher always told me that one should have as many samples as possible: positive controls, negative controls, etc. etc.

  • Loryne Andawey12 months ago

    Maybe tomorrow. Two very deadly words. Especially when the same thing is repeated today. Well done!

  • My same mind-set everyday, minus the worms. Delightful

  • L.C. Schäfer12 months ago

    Oh, I like this! Gently optimistic. Feel like you're telling me something important here, but I can't articulate it better than you did 😁

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