The Transylvania Times -

The Lengthening Of Shadows


October 16, 2017

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Fall fishing in local trout streams can be the best time on the water.

The air was warm, and the sun on our backs made for a comfortable fall day casting to deep pools and long runs of broken water on an October trout stream. It was the kind of day where a coat was too warm unless the wind blew, the bite in the breeze a harbinger of days to come.

Taking a break from my own fishing to watch Johnny work his way up the run, I paused when I looked down at the tall, slender, dark, uncanny image that was both familiar and foreign. Staring at one's own shadow can be enlightening and intimidating. This silent stalker, an ethereal distorted apparition, follows me abo...

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