SBC 3 – The Fisherman


Mikko, Lagerstedt. “Lonely Days”. Tammela, Finland.,


The misty grey sky is reflected on the glassy lake. Little ripples around the lonely boat disturbs the stillness of the serene lake. Huddled up in coldness, the fisherman on the boat waits patiently with his arms tightly crossed. After a minute or two, an abrupt vibration of the fishing rod lightly rocks the boat and the fisherman calmly starts to lift up today’s product. As the fish gets pulled closer to the surface, the fisherman starts to doubt his eyes. It was a neon blue fish with scarlet edges on it’s fan-like fins which almost looked as if it was on fire. The flame-like fish didn’t seem to fit in with the grey misty environment. The fisherman hurriedly takes off the fish from the hook and gently places it in his yellow bucket filled with lake water. He cautiously rows to the shore where his small old house lies. The next day, he brings the fish to the marketplace near his house, hoping to get some money out of it. Fortunately, the marketplace was especially crowded with visitors and many of them came by his little stand with his eye-catching fish. The people gather around his stand watching the gorgeous fish swim around in the glass tank and shouts out higher and higher prices for the fish. Thinking this was his chance to earn great amount of money, the fisherman aroused the crowd for higher prices, not realizing the fact that the fish was very slowly loosing it’s colors….

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