It was the beginning of the end.
After getting clipped behind the ear, his internal compass was knocked off kilter, sending him into a state of several whiskeys to the wind. Only a wizard would have made it out of this steel gauntlet without suffering a scratch.
Light bulbs flashed behind his eyes; then, he warped into a black hole.
Initially, he could only describe what put him flat on the canvas as a whatchamacallit, but coach would fill in the gaps later.
“Crazy all that time preparing for a moment that will never live in my remembrance,” was the first coherent sentence he strung together after his cornerman helped him to the stool.
Prompted from Six Sentence Story Word Prompt at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/11/08/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-133/.
Prompted from Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at: https://godoggocafe.com/2020/11/10/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-november-10-2020/.
Prompted from Your Daily World Prompt at: https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2020/11/11/your-daily-word-prompt-remembrance-ydwordprompt-november-11-2020/.