Flash Fiction: Practice Canceled for a Good Cause

Chris and several teammates exited the subway and headed toward their gym. Once they reached the street, though, a sea of protestors carpeted the city’s floor.

Maneuvering through the crowd was like walking through quicksand. After nearly thirty-minutes to cross the street, Chris asked, “How about skipping practice today?”

Everyone agreed.

People were everywhere—crammed shoulder-to-shoulder, balancing on street lights, hanging over balconies. Chris compared their efforts to that of an underdog in a prizefight: the courage in challenging a powerful force, and the risk to push forward, even after many others had been knocked down before. 

Word Count: 100

Prompted from MA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/06/07/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-22/.

Prompted from Mindlovermisery’s Menagerie at: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/tale-weaver-279-protest-june-11th/.

Prompted from Eugi’s Weekly Prompt at: https://amanpan.com/2020/06/08/eugis-weekly-prompt-underdog-june-8-2020/.

Prompted from Fandango’s One Word Challenge at: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/79388113/posts/2751729343.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/06/11/your-daily-word-prompt-courage-ydwordprompt-june-11-2020/.


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