On the 8th of August, I discovered the BlogFlash2012 Challenge. Over a week behind, I began scribbling down responses in a bid to catch up to the pack and complete the list of prompts. Seventeen stories, four haikus, three etherees, two dialogue-only tales, two pieces of twitter fiction, one acrostic poem, and one photo later, the Challenge is complete.
“Winning”, some might say.
If you’ve not yet done so, I highly encourage you to go over to Terri’s site and look at the other responses, for Day 30 and all the rest.
And, for the last time, I shall lead you back to my very first post.
Thank you all for joining me on this journey, and I hoped I’ve in any way entertained you with my pieces.
Thud. Thud. Thud.
His feet attack the earth in a painful rhythm, propelling his body along the track. Not ‘flying’, as so many of his competitors boastfully describe—flying implies separation from the ground, a reliance on proverbial wings to thrust you into success.
He does not fly. He runs—bounded to the track’s sickly-orange clay, feeling the ground’s steadfast assuredness beneath each step as he leads the pack in charge.
Thud across the finish line; the crowd cheers, but their champion runs on, the clinging white winner’s tape draped around his shoulders like wings.
- Love The Bad Guy