Can You Guess the Fighter? #2

How well do you know your favorite fighters?

Using the given images as clues, try and guess the fighter’s name. The way you are supposed to read the clues is as follows: the first image at the top is the fighter’s nickname; the middle image is the first name; and the three images form the last name.

If you think you know the fighter’s name, enter it into the comments.

Good luck!

Flash Fiction: Wrapped In More Questions Than Answers

“I’ve never seen wraps like these,” Kyle said, flipping his hands like pancakes.

 A hand wrap’s broken continuity could cause damage, both physically and mentally.

“Been doing this for years, kid,” the cutman responded gruffly.

Word Count: 35

Prompted from the Weekend Writing Prompt at: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/weekend-writing-prompt-150-continuity/.

Can You Guess the Fighter? #1

How well do you know your favorite fighters?

Using the given images as clues, try and guess the fighter’s name. The way you are supposed to read the clues is as follows: the first two images at the top are the first name; the middle image is the fighter’s nickname; and the two images at the bottom are the last name.

If you think you know the fighter’s name, enter it into the comments.

Good luck!

Flash Fiction: The Gym’s New Sheriff

There he was, again, flexing his middle-aged muscle to a team primarily consisting of young, amateur fighters. The handful of pros half-heartedly listened, but they, for the most part, tuned out his droning, senseless rambles and did their own thing. 

Coach Tim didn’t have a clue what he was doing; everyone knew, but only Kelvin, the most experienced of the bunch, voiced the obvious.

“I think it’s time you go,” Kevin announced before Friday morning’s sparring session. 

Echoes of agreement struck the gym’s walls, and the door hit Tim like a roundhouse kick on his way out.

Word Count: 99

Prompted from Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://carrotranch.com/2020/03/27/march-26-flash-fiction-challenge-2/.

Six-Sentence Story: Safety First

“That mouthguard doesn’t fit properly; you can’t fight with it.”

Mike couldn’t believe what the official was telling him, especially since this exact same guy allowed him to fight, with the exact same mouthguard, about a month ago.

“But you—,” the official flexed his power and cut Mike offer before he could present his case.

“Safety first,” was the official’s punctuation mark on the conversation.

Moments before the commission pulled the plug on Mike’s fight, his coach ran the mouthguard into the arena’s kitchen, dunked it in the french fry’s hot oil with tongs for several seconds, and placed it back in Mike’s mouth. The mouthguard not only molded more tightly around his teeth, but it added the hunger for a snack to go with the grumble in his belly for violence.

Prompted from the Six-Sentence Story at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/03/22/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-100/.

Flash Fiction: Quick Like A Bunny

Frankie headed toward the roof of his apartment with his coach—six-feet away from one another, of course. The gym had been closed since the order of self-isolation went into effect.

“I think you’ll like this workout,” coach chuckled. 

When Frankie stepped onto the roof, he counted about fifty bunnies hopping around. He was speechless and looked back at his coach with curiosity.

“Well, catch em’ and put em’ in that box,” was coach’s response to the silent stare.

Forty-minutes later, Frankie was completely exhausted.

Coach grabbed the box and headed to his next student’s place.

Word Count: 99

Prompted from Carrot Ranch’s 99 Word Flash Fiction Challenge at: https://carrotranch.com/2020/03/19/march-19-flash-fiction-challenge-3/.

100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge #11

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: Canvas

Six-Sentence Story: Breaking the Routine

Wake up, get the kids ready, drive to work, fill a cubicle, drive home, cook dinner, watch TV, go to sleep, and do it all again the next day. Paul’s routine had dragged him into a bit of a crisis that he needed to escape from.

“But how?” he wondered while staring at the ceiling before bed. 

The next day, his wife suggested signing up for a Jiu-Jitsu class. Paul grappled with the idea for several weeks before purchasing a Gi, a mouthguard, and a one-month membership at a nearby dojo. 

Paul’s first experience playing human chess with the crew at Fabio’s Jiu-Jitsu Academy created a snowball effect of happiness, adding a necessary piece that was missing and steamrolling the monotony from his life. 

Prompted from the Six-Sentence Story at: https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/author/girlieontheedge1/.

Prompted from the Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/03/11/crisis/.

Prompted from Your Daily Word Prompt at: https://allaboutwritingandmore.com/2020/03/11/your-daily-word-prompt-crew-ydwordprompt-march-11-2020/.