Sheila Mant

Updated: 2/9/2021
Sheila Mant

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Jalen F

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  • During the summer when I was fourteen, the only thing I wanted more than to catch a largemouth bass was a date with Sheila Mant.
  • I've been trying to get Sheila's attention all summer, but she's not responding. Maybe I should just ask her out...
  • Do you want to go see a folk band tomorrow night at nine?
  • So, I asked her to go with me to a band concert. She accepted, but didn't seen as enthusiastic as I was...
  • Do you have a car?
  • I heard Eric Caswell's going to be in the band tonight, and I'm so excited! 
  • Shelia had perfectly spaced freckles and beautiful red hear. She didn't seem to be enjoying the canoe ride, I guess the clear blue water and lush green riverbanks had no impression on her...
  • Who's Eric Caswell?
  • How could anyone like fishing? I think it's boring and dumb.
  • Sheila's opinion on fishing startled me! In order to not look stupid, I hid my rod between my legs so Sheila wouldn't discover that I was an avid fisher. That's when the trouble began...
  • Do you hear that splashing? That's bass, micropterus salmoides to be exact!
  • What's going on?
  • Right one time, a giant bass bit the hook on my rod! This is exactly what I didn't need! I had to decide between going for the bass and exposing myself or letting it go so Sheila won't know that I'm a fisherman...
  • I chose wrong.
  • I was over Sheila a month after our lack-luster date, but that lost bass still haunts me to this day. I'll never make the same mistake again.
  • I'll pass on the canoe ride back, I'm going with Eric Caswell in his Corvette. You're a funny kid, you know that?