PODCAST: This Is The End — A Story

by | Jun 4, 2023 | 4 comments

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The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotion and activity. The days were filled with energy and adrenaline, as my youngest son’s Little League baseball team won the league championship. They battled through two weeks of playoffs and took the title in the last series, where every game was decided in the final inning.

I’ve coached Little League for nine years, and this was my last. My youngest son is twelve, and this was his senior year of Little League.

To see it all end in such dramatic fashion was a gift. But the biggest emotions, from caring about something so deeply, are always a gift, whether that’s in victory or defeat, love or loss.

When the Knights were on the edge of winning or losing the championship series, the day before the final game, I kept thinking about an experience I had with one of the largest trout I’ve ever lost. Years ago, I wrote that into a story on Troutbitten.

This episode is a l reading of a story that I first published on July 15, 2015, titled, This Is The End.

It’s also a little about baseball.

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | This Is The End
READ: Troutbitten | Some Days Are Diamonds, Some Days Are Rocks
READ: Troutbitten | Category | Stories

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Domenick Swentosky
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Domenick Swentosky

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Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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4 Comments

  1. This is what separates Troutbitten from everything else. Brilliant. More please. Great stuff.

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  2. A wonderful heartfelt story that transcends fishing and seeps into life. Thank you. Well done.

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