Six-Sentence Story: Time to Make the Walk

Darius was loosening the well-trained fibers of his being in the back, but once an official from the commission announced, “You’re next,” he and his coaching staff pressed the accelerator of the warm-up routine. 

A thin coat of sweat signaled that Darius, at least physically. The mental side of the game was always difficult for Darius to tame; of course, locking yourself in a steel cage to fight a similarly weighted individual, who is also skilled in the art of violence, in your underwear is difficult for anyone to fathom. 

Darius paced back-and-forth like an agitated lion just before the entrance. His coach and teammate barked instructions and encouragement while waiting for the cue.

When Darius heard his music exploded from the speakers, he emerged from behind the curtain, heaved a war cry toward the heavens, and plodded into the world’s most dangerous field of play.

Prompted from the Six-Sentence Story at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-97/.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/03/04/your-daily-word-prompt-fathom-ydwordprompt-march-4-2020/.

Flash Fiction: Home Is Where the Heart Is

For Christmas, Jim’s girlfriend bought him a year membership to the area’s leading MMA gym. 

Most of Jim’s training had taken place in the backyard, alone. After, somehow, stringing together three wins as an amateur, Jim wondered how much further coaching and a proper facility would take him.

When Jim removed two wads of what resembled beef jerky from his bag and noticed a guy staring at him as he put on his gloves, his self-confidence sunk. 

The next thing Jim knows, that same guy, who he perceived as snooty, was handing him a brand new pair of gloves.

Prompted from the MMA Storytime 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/03/02/100-word-flash-fiction-8/.

Prompted from the Fandango One Word Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/03/03/fowc-with-fandango-snooty/.

100 Word Flash Fiction #8

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Gym

Flash Fiction: The Perfectionist

Travis had just earned a unanimous decision victory over a tough, undefeated Hawaiian. Undefeated himself, he had yet to experience judges’ scorecards. The cards tonight read: 30-27, 30-27, and 30-26. Absolute dominance before his hometown’s loyal, supportive fanbase.

By the look on Travis’s face, one would have surmised he had lost.

“Great fight, Trav..,” a member of the media began, wanting to capture the winner’s reflection following the fifteen-minute, back-and-forth war.

Travis interrupted, “That was abysmal. I don’t get paid by the minute. I don’t give a fuck what any judges think,” and then stormed off.

Word Count: 93

Prompted from the Weekend Writing Prompt #144 at: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/02/22/weekend-writing-prompt-145-abysmal/.

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #7

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge! 

Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt, 100 words, and the freedom to go wherever the prompt leads. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. 

Prompted words will be posted each Monday, and writers will have until Sunday evening to share their entry. Once you are done, create a pingback—following the inserted instructions (here)—or add a link to your entry in the comments section.

Directions:

Write 100 words.

Use the current week’s prompt.

Create a pingback or add your link in the comments section.

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Nerves

Flash Fiction: Lights Out

Both of Greg’s eyes had become thin slits, and if they shut completely, the doctor would be forced to stop the fight.

Staggering toward his corner, Greg’s coach acted as his guide dog, steering him the remainder of the way and positioning him on the stool. The doctor’s stare locked on Greg, and the decision to allow the fight to continue or not was a back-and-forth tussle of its own.

The doctor told the referee while exiting the cage, “Neither of those eyes can take any more damage.”

Midway through the round, the tunnel shut on Greg’s vision.

Word Count: 100

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/02/20/100-word-flash-fiction-challenge-6/.