“Bait her with feints and uncork that right hand as soon as she bites,” Coach modeled the necessary movements as an example to pair with his words.
Clarissa believed her MMA debut was going better than the panic in Coach’s voice would suggest, but that’s when she realized what was absent—at the most needed moment—from her mindset: violence. Kill or be killed.
Leaving the stool to enter the third, and final, round, Clarissa bit down hard on her mouthpiece, trapping Coach’s advice in her skull and severing the ‘happy-to-be-there’ mentality.
“Lovely execution, Clarissa,” Coach repeated as though he’d been zapped into a state of constant shock after Clarissa knocked her opponent out cold.
Prompted from Friday’s Five Lines or Less Challenge at: https://patriciasplace.me/2020/02/07/friday-5-lines-or-less-9/.
Prompted from The Word of the Day Challenge at: https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/02/09/lovely/.
Prompted from Fandango’s Word of the Day Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/02/09/fowc-with-fandango-bait/.