The One That Didn’t Get Away

The “fishing” is great at Stinking Cove!

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

stinkingcoveCrime writer and fellow blogger D.S. Nelson has once again offered an inspiring story prompt: this map of Stinking Cove. I don’t know for sure how it got its name, but that’s the beauty of this prompt. There are all sorts of possibilities. Here’s the possibility I invented. Thanks, D.S., for the prompt. Folks, do visit her excellent site, and try her Blake Heatherington mysteries if you haven’t. You won’t regret it.

The One That Didn’t Get Away

Colin unpacked the last of his luggage and looked around the small rental cottage. It wasn’t fancy, but he didn’t care. He’d come for a quiet weekend of fishing.

There were still a few hours of light left, so Colin decided to get out on the lake right away. He packed his tackle box, left the cottage and walked the three blocks to the little collection of lakeside businesses. It…

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