Ad Hoc Fiction: “Ahead of the game”

Must be 150 Words or less, Writing Prompt: Calm

You can vote for my entry here, no 81:


Ahead of the game

I am calm, while those around me lose their heads.

Drums beat, crowds swell.

The people press for rapture, awaiting deliverance.

I am calm. I must be strong.

I stand tall amongst my squad; the Captain, the Master. My uniform flashes blood red in the orange light.

I am calm. I won’t drop the ball.

A single pass, well executed, that’s all it will take. Supporters elate; opponents deflate.

Wooden boards, well worn, well-travelled, usher to the basket. The court is at rest, its duty performed, the players must play.

Thousands of men, women and children line the arena. The home support is vocal, vicious; rivals muffled, hushed.

I am calm. I wait.

The King is here. Amongst the horde. Amongst the pounding and howling and roaring.

The King.

The condemned.

I am calm.

The blade sweeps, a single pass, the head of the King lays in the basket.



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4 comments on “Ad Hoc Fiction: “Ahead of the game”
  1. 🙂 Done and nice! They need a better layout though. Seriously! I am glad there were under a hundred. That is a lot of clicking haha.


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