Six-Sentence Story: Safety First

“That mouthguard doesn’t fit properly; you can’t fight with it.”

Mike couldn’t believe what the official was telling him, especially since this exact same guy allowed him to fight, with the exact same mouthguard, about a month ago.

“But you—,” the official flexed his power and cut Mike offer before he could present his case.

“Safety first,” was the official’s punctuation mark on the conversation.

Moments before the commission pulled the plug on Mike’s fight, his coach ran the mouthguard into the arena’s kitchen, dunked it in the french fry’s hot oil with tongs for several seconds, and placed it back in Mike’s mouth. The mouthguard not only molded more tightly around his teeth, but it added the hunger for a snack to go with the grumble in his belly for violence.

Prompted from the Six-Sentence Story at:


  1. Wow! I just read your comment that this was based on a true story. I can’t even imagine, and it didn’t burn? I inquiring mind needs to know the rest of the story.

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  2. Bravo. A tasty six and sound method. Some vintage toy action figures like Star Wars have a poor grip when holding accessories like guns and staffs. You can dip the plastic grip hands into very hot water so they become flexible, then as the plastic cools it moulds around the accessory and keeps it in place. Used this method a few times when photographing or displaying toy figures. I’m glad Mike’s coach was so quick-thinking!

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