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It is time once again for the Mondays Finish the Story flash fiction challenge!

Mondays Finish the Story

Using the photo prompt, and the opening line, I am tasked with writing a story using between 100-150 words. Are you ready for my story? Let’s jump in!

Jumping Frog Plaque - Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

Jumping Frog Plaque – Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

When it came to a challenge, Jim Smiley just had to jump right in! You see, Jim Smiley, named after his great grandfather, was a gamblin’ man. He landed himself a huge frog for the 150th Annual Calaveras County Jumping Frog Jubilee.

Doing some research, he discovered that frogs could jump up to twenty times their length. His frog measured 13″. Jim figured that this frog could easily jump over twenty 20 1/2′. The record holder, Rosey the Ribetor jumped 21’5 3/4″. He had to beat this record.

Together, he and his frog, Legs, trained every day. It was not easy training a frog, but he figured out a method that worked!

Jim placed his bet on Legs. Hearing his name, he approached the starting line with the frog. Setting Legs down, he assumed his position. He beat the ground behind Legs. The frog pumped his legs and jumped! Sailing through the air, he dropped at 23′! Jim smiled. It was a new record!

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You to can take part in this flash fiction challenge! To check out the post on this challenge click HERE!

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