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Another, very brief, Olive film update

A Big Fish

Since the last update, I heard back from a Big Fish.

I wasn’t anticipating it.

It’s not that I’m a pessimist–hardly–but I am a realist. Even though I’m fishing with a woolly bugger and have confidence in her, I know that big fish don’t come easily.

So there I was on a Thursday night like any other, sifting through junk mail and cleaning out my in-box when a new message popped in from an address I did not recognize, although the last name was unmistakable.

The message was brief. It did not contain an immediate offer of assistance due to a very busy schedule (not surprisingly, Big Fish are very busy). But it was not a refusal and left me with great hope.

I tried not to jump out of my chair for fear of hitting my head on the ceiling. I was successful in avoiding injury, however, I did not sleep much that night.

This is not to say that it was a slam-dunk.

In fact far from it.

But I was very much encouraged. In time, and I do not know how long that time may be, this person may be able to help with Olive’s quest for the Big Screen.

They indicated that if I were not in a rush they would see what they could do.

Of course I obsessed over what to say in a reply, and sweated bullets composing a response. In the end I kept it very simple: I thanked the Big Fish for their time and asked if I could send them a set of books. I suggested that after they had a chance to read the books we might set up a time to chat on the phone, via email, or in person.

I’m still waiting for a reply to my reply, and having difficulty sleeping.



  1. Arthur du O'fieldstream

    Well, you never know until you ask. Then – as you did quite well – when you get what you NEVER expect – NEVER let THEM know you were anything but calm, cool and drooling like a fool. “. )) Looking forward to the Next Page.

    • Kirk Werner

      Yes, I believe Gillette said in a commercial from long ago, “Never let them see you sweat.” Or drool like a fool ; )

  2. Kathy Kellogg


    I love reading your updates, thank you for sharing and good luck.


    • Kirk Werner

      Thanks, Kathy- you were one of my earliest supporters and I appreciate that!

  3. mike nutto

    Kirk that is cool just keep sending it out there something will come of it it is a popular book among fly fishing children.

  4. hollygee

    Woo Hooooooooooooooooo!

    • Kirk Werner

      Thanks for the Woo Hooooooooooooo! Aunt Holly!

  5. wenda collins

    Wow……love to hear of your progress. Don’t worry you will eventually sleep….eventually sleep.

    • Kirk Werner

      Eventually, Wenda, we all sleep. Permanently…I just hope I accomplished my goal before then! 😉

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