This week's 5 to 50/55 challenge was even harder than last week's, but I gave a try anyway. Here's what I came up with.
Like an oquessa, I felt at times like I was swimming upstream in my attempts to northernize my new neighbors. Just as lath and a sledge hammer don't mix, my suggestions for making friends plummeted to the ground. Ultimately, I decided their friendship was delible, and I returned to casting my line into fresher waters. (55 words, not counting title)
NOTE: An oquessa is a trout found in western Maine.