“You remember last summer, I told you about Frank's time machine?”
Uncle Jim had a talent for tall tales over a pint of real ale, but this one was a whopper. Not content with finding his way a hundred years into the future, he just had to set out on the fishing trip of a lifetime.
In a space suit. On Europa.
A 4,000 word science fiction short story.
Length: 4,000 words
I wrote The One That Got Away as part of a challenge for a writing group some years ago. The challenge was to write a story in the style of a famous SF writer, and at the time I had been reading Clarke's Tales of the White Hart stories. Hence the tall fishing tale told in a pub.