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The Anticipated Fish

This is the final of the 3 Spanish short stories written by Spanish II students at Midway College. I hope that you enjoy them.

I'm proud of these students. They worked hard on these stories and have produced work beyond level II Spanish.

Have a wonderful summer, Sheila, Suzanne and Katie!


El Pescado Prevido
Katie Tierney

Hizo buen tiempo y Miguel Hernandez echaba una siesta. Estaba andando por la acera de la plaza lentamente, dejando su mente a vagar. De repente, vio una tienda que cogió su ojo. Era una tienda de pesca, que se llamaba “El Mundo de la Pesca”. Miguel siempre había querido tratar de pescar. En seguida, en ese día bonita, Miguel decidió a entrar la tienda y buscar equipo para ir de pesca. Hablaba con el dependiente de que necesitaría para pescar. El dependiente le mostró una caña de pescar y otras cosas que necesitaría, y en menos de media hora, Miguel estuvo preparado a pescar.

El resto del día, Miguel no podía pensar en otra cosa. Tan pronto como llegar a su casa, habló a su esposa de sus planes. Explicó, "Tengo que ir esta tarde porque mañana no va a hacer buen tiempo." Su esposa, Esperanza, respondía cariñosamente porque quería cocinar pescado fresco para la cena. Miguel recogió enérgicamente su equipo de pesca y salió pronto.

Miguel llegó al río y echó la línea. Entonces esperaba … y esperaba … y esperaba más. Ningún pez mordió. Miguel echó la línea otra vez, fuertemente, y más lejos. Pero los peces no mordieron. Miguel pasaba una hora pescando y no tomó ni uno pez. Por último, tragó su orgullo y tristemente embaló sus cosas.

Mientras manejaba a casa, Miguel recordó que Esperanza querría pescado por la cena. ¡Estaba esperando pescado fresco! Miguel había gastado tanto dinero por su equipo nuevo y había estado tan emocionado a pescar que no pensó en el deseo de su esposa. Supo que no podría regresar a casa sin el pescado prevido. Así, fue en seguida a una pescadería para comprar el pescado fresco.

Durante el regreso a casa, Miguel pensaba en lo que iría a decir a Esperanza. "¿Debo decir que yo tomé el pecado del río?"

Al llegar, dijo que él había cogido el pescado pero Esperanza supo que el pescado no vino del río. Ella simplemente se sonrió a su esposo y le dijo, "¡Tú eres el mejor pescador de todos los pescadores del mundo!"


The Anticipated Fish
Katie Tierney

It was nice weather and Miguel Hernandez was taking a siesta. He was slowly walking along the plaza sidewalk, allowing his mind to wander. Suddenly, he saw a store that grabbed his attention. It was a fishing store called "The World of Fishing." Miguel always had wanted to try to fish. Right away, on that beautiful day, Miguel decided to enter the store and look for tackle to go fishing. He spoke with the store clerk about what he would need to fish. The clerk showed him a fishing rod and other things that he would need, and in less than half an hora, Miguel was prepared to fish.

The rest of the day Miguel wasn't able to think about anything else. As soon as he arrived home, he spoke to his wife about his plans. He explained, "I have to go this afternoon because the weather tomorrow isn't going to be nice." His wife, Hope, responded affectionately because she wished to cook fresh fish for dinner. Miguel energetically gathered his tackle and shortly left.

Miguel arrived at the river and cast his line. Then he waited... and waited... and waited some more. No fish bit. He cast the line again, more forcefully and farther out. Still the fish didn't bite. Miguel spent an hour fishing and didn't catch a single fish. Finally, he swallowed his pride and sadly packed up his things.

While driving home, Miguel remembered that Esperanza wanted fish for dinner. She was expecting fresh fish! Miguel had spent so much money for his fishing equipment and had been so excited about fishing that he had not thought about his wife's wishes. He knew that he would not be able to return home without the anticipated fish. So, he went right away to a fish store to buy fresh fish.

During the return home, Miguel thought about what he was going to tell Esperanza. "Should I tell her that I caught the fish?"

Arriving home, Miguel told her that he had caught the fish but Esperanza knew that the fish didn't come from the river. She simply smiled at her husband and said, "You are the best fisherman of all the fishermen in the world!"

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