Finish the story begins with:
She wondered if Bud was having her on. At the bait shop, he spoke of Wilbur, the legendary catfish. At least 50 years old, weighing over 200 pounds, Wilbur was as much a myth as a catfish.
Many had tried to catch Wilbur; all had failed. He avoided bait or lure, choosing to ram boats instead. Over-turned, and flaying in the dark, cold water, the fishers swore Wilbur smiled at them.
Scientists came to study Wilbur; they mysteriously disappeared. News crews sent to document these stories met the same fate. Wilbur liked his solitude and would not allow others to disturb it.
Locals called it Fool’s Lake as anyone who fished it’s waters was foolish.
The calm lake began to become wild with high waves smashing against the deck. A giant fish raised his head out of the water. Smiling at her, with one tug she was water-skiing across the lake.
Written for Monday Finish the Story, February 9, 2014