A Very Hot Day

Petra Demeter

It was a very sunny and hot day. I was on holiday in a small town. I went to explore the village. There was a lake where trout were farmed. I was really curious, because I had heard a local legend about this lake.

According to the legend, one very hot summer day, the whole lake evaporated along with all the fishes. Then the next day, the weather was overcast and suddenly it started to rain; however, not only rain fell from the clouds, but also trout. Then the people started ˝fishing˝ the trout.  So the name of this legend is trout fishing in America.

I didn’t really believe the story, I just found it funny, but suddenly the sky grew overcast and a trout fell in front of my feet.

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.