Tucker met David, his manager, at the corner shop, though it wasn’t the winner’s dinner he had been promised.
“Did The Big Show call?” Tucker asked while handing David the mandatory twenty percent of his purse.
“Not yet, but I know it’ll happen.”
Six months and two more fights on the local circuit later, Tucker suffered defeat.
The following week, he gave David his cut and asked when he could expect his latest sponsorship payout. David talked in circles about some mix-up.
David soon cut off communication, which reminded Tucker why he had previously kept managers at a distance.
Word Count: 100
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/04/20/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-15/.
Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/04/23/fowc-with-fandango-dinner/.
Prompted from Your Daily Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/04/23/your-daily-word-prompt-distance-ydwordprompt-april-23-2020/.
Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-cornershop/.