Undefeated, all of his seven victories required just a single round, and a swelling following on social media: Lance’s trajectory was like that of a rocket ship, straight for the stars.
A pro for the past two years, Lance grew anxious to ditch the local scene, fighting for peanuts, and bask under the sport’s brightest lights; he wanted to be a prizefighter, not a competitor for chump change.
Lance’s path for fame and fortune led to a fork in the road, a choice between following his manager or his head coach.
In one ear, his manager breathed a trove of promises, “I’ll make you rich.”
On his other shoulder, coach imparted words of reason, “Success isn’t a symptom of force; it’s a product of passion meeting opportunity.”
Turning in the direction of a quick payday, as most young, hot prospects do, only time will truly tell.
Prompted from the Six Sentence Story Prompt at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/05/31/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-110/.
Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/quick-2/.
Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/06/03/your-daily-word-prompt-symptom-ydwordprompt-june-3-2020/.
Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/03/fowc-with-fandango-lance/.