Image: Barbara Beacham
Finish the story begins with: “When it came to a challenge, Jim Smiley just had to jump right in!“
He was that sort of guy. Game was the word to describe Jim.
Today was the Devil’s Haven County Fair and Frog Hop.
The challenge was to beat the Mayor’s cane toad, Cassius.
Jim took Young Dan out of his coat pocket, kissed him on top of his smooth head and placed him at the start line.
What happened next was mayhem.
Dan hopped, Cassius pounced. Dan’s splayed legs was not a good sign. Jim picked up his friend, sadly beyond his most comforting kiss.
The mayor grinned a winner’s grin, Cassius looked smug. Jim plotted revenge.