A Bush with Weird Little Berries

Zalán Galics

One day I was out with my friends in the park, and we had a great time together. We were talking, laughing, sharing stories with each other. But I saw a bush with weird little berries on it. I asked one of my friends, Anna, if she knew what kind of fruit it was, and she said it was a trout fishing in america bush. Anna is from India, so she introduced me to the fruit. It turned out to be a traditional Indian fruit. Basically trout fishing in America is a little red berry that kinda looks like a redcurrant, so when I was about to taste it, I was expecting a sweet flavour. But it was so sour that I had to spit it out. And that was the point when the accident happened. I spit the trout fishing in America onto Anna’s white t-shirt. Everyone was shocked when they saw her t-shirt dripping with trout fishing in america, except  Anna herself. She said that it’s kinda abstract and it suits her personality well, so since that incident Anna has worn her abstract t-shirt with pride almost every day.

Note from the editor: This is one of twelve pieces in the Spring 2022 issue of Folyosó that play with the concept of Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America.