For weeks, Nick directed loads of trash talk on social media at his upcoming opponent. He printed his game plan right there in black-and-white, promising it wasn’t a slick trick of some kind.
“He won’t make it out of the first,” was the promise he made to his fans, and each post was hashtagged: #oneanddone.
When the opening round ended, Nick slumped on his stool, and all the things he’d said settled in his stomach like a bad meal. Even if he pulled off the victory in the next two frames, it was a loss in his mind.
Word Count: 100
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/03/30/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-12/.
Prompted the Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/rdp-monday-slick/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/your-daily-word-prompt-trick-ydwordprompt-april-1-2020/.