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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Bait


by Elizabeth Creith

 



When Murphy baited his line with a twenty-dollar gilt-framed mirror, Tully snorted. His bait was a quarter the cost, not nearly so fancy. Murphy caught a sleek, golden-haired beauty of a mermaid wife; Tully's had scabrous scales and irregular breasts.

"The better the bait, the better the luck." Murphy said.