The Loose Fish Chronicles

Excerpt From a Memoir in Stories
by Beverly A. Jackson

      •  The Green Dress — 1960
    •  Fancy Soaps — 1961
    •  Dreams and Dreads — 1961
    •  Sleeping With Marilyn — 1961
    •  The Bermuda Triangle — 1963
    •  Old Bucks and New Wings — 1964

“1) A fast fish belongs to the party fast to it. [nearest to it]
  2) A loose fish is fair game for anybody who can soonest catch it.

“...these two laws touching Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish will, on reflection, be found in the fundamentals of all human jurisprudence . . . what are the Rights of Man and the Liberties of the World but Loose-Fish? What are all men's minds and opinions but Loose-Fish? What is the great globe itself but a Loose-Fish? And what are you, reader, but a Loose-Fish and a Fast-Fish too?”
                                   — Herman Melville, Moby Dick

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Beverly with marmelade cat  
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