“It’s not the same thing,” Jake said. “The one you’re thinking of was a moss covered cable.”
Dale nodded. “This is a river, not an ocean. But that doesn’t make it any less scary for me.”
“So you’re not getting in? You’re really letting some silly pretend motion picture dictate your fun? You know how ridiculous that is, right?”
Dale swallowed. “You think I’m being irrational?”
Dale blew out a loud breath. “Okay. I’ll get in.” He took a few cautious steps into the water.
Jake’s warning scream came too late as the shark swallowed his friend’s body.
Author Note: I’m a huge JAWS fan. This prompt reminded me of the moss-covered cable from Jaws 2.