Flash Fiction: Punching Away Cloudy Days

The team’s training session outside was on its final round, ending just before the storm rolled in. 

It was a great workout for the day. Brian’s teammate, Roland, had nothing but encouraging words to say about how he’d perform in his upcoming fight. All this felt bright and positive when the sun was shining down upon their skin; however, the darkened skies cast shadows of doubt on Brian’s spirits. 

The birds soaring overhead called like hecklers in the crowd.

“Put your hands up,” Roland encouraged, which helped Brian visualize victory, punching away the suggestion of anything else from his mind.

Word Count: 100

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/06/14/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-23/.

Prompted from the Thursday Photo Prompt at: https://scvincent.com/2020/06/18/thursday-photo-prompt-soar-writephoto/.


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