A Fighter’s Fortune

Nearly every fighter, no matter how strange, has some sort of superstition leading into or on the day of their fight. Brian was on the more bizarre end of this spectrum, as he would visit a palm reader the day before he stepped into the cage; his mom, a woman who didn’t make any financial, relationship, or career moves without a psychic’s input, gave him the idea, and his undefeated—10-0—record spoke volumes about the results.

The palm reader studied every deep and shallow crease and finally said, “Following a linear path will only make you a pawn.”

Brian never completely understood the messages, but he was fully aware that this had been his best training camp to date and the game plan for tomorrow’s showdown was rock solid.

Several minutes into the second round, Brian recognized an opening that would deviate him from the team’s blueprint; instead of worrying about his opponent’s dangerous ground game and keeping the action on the feet, he realized he’d be able to take this guy down, pin him against the cage, and drop fists and elbows until the referee would be forced to end the contest.

When his hunch worked like a charm—though his coaches were screaming for him to abandon what he was doing in the moment—he repeated to himself multiple times in disbelief, “I was amazed the fortune teller got it right, again!”

Prompted from the Six Sentence Story Word Prompt at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-117/.

Prompted from the Sunday Writing Prompt at: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/07/19/sunday-writing-prompt-i-was-amazed-19th-july/.


  1. Cool Six. Faith can be a powerful tool. Even if obtained sideways, lol
    Seems Brian’s belief in the palm reader allowed him to be open to the possibility of the moment, to have the confidence in his body to “lead” him to victory.

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  2. Interesting how the habits of his Mother impacted his life even though he didn’t seem to understand the messages of the palm reader. I wonder if and when he will stop going to the palm reader.
    I am so impressed with how you are able to work these SSS prompts into ongoing cage stories.


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