Flash Fiction: Going Out On Your Shield

Gabriel always said he was willing to go out on his shield—every MMA fighter said that—but his words became action when a combination ended with a shin across the chin, stiffening his body before dropping to the canvas. 

A chatter of concern circled the arena when several minutes passed without movement. Everyone was silenced as news quickly spread that Gabriel died on the way to the hospital. 

Leading into Gabriel’s memorial service, those in his hometown placed pink bows on their fences because he was known for donating the money raised from ticket sales to breast cancer research. 

Word Count: 100

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/06/22/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-24/.

Prompted from Crimson’s Creative Challenge at: https://crispinakemp.com/2020/06/24/crimsons-creative-challenge-85/.

Prompted from the Three Things Challenge at: https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/three-things-challenge-276/.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s