It was Jake’s favorite day—fight day!
Upon entering the arena, however, the twinkle in his eye dimmed; he had forgotten his gloves—the same pair that hadn’t let him down in his past ten bouts—at home.
When Jake’s coach heard this, he hunted down a replacement. The local sports store only had XLs, which Jake’s hands swam in.
The padding turned punches into pillows, nor could he grip anything for submissions.
Somehow, he squeaked out a resounding decision from the judges. From then on, Jake let go of superstition, but he always kept his gloves by his side.
Word Count: 100
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/05/03/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-17/.
Prompted from the Ragtag Daily Prompt at: https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/rdp-monday-twinkle/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/05/04/your-daily-word-prompt-resound-ydwordprompt-may-4-2020/.