Ten-Sentence Story: That’s Illegal

“Crazy Train” Carl DuFrain elevated his hands toward the heavens, and his scowl lightened into a wide smile. Other than some blood trickling from the mouth and an eye—swelling at an astronomical rate—becoming a mountain out of a molehill, DuFrain’s opponent, Bucky Farmer, was sound asleep. 

For several, scary minutes, Farmer remained flat on his back—motionless. When he did, eventually, awaken, screams of pain frayed the nerves of spectators. Wide-eyed silence from every seat called back in response. 

The cage side physician inventoried the damage inflicted by DuFrain’s battering ram of a right hand—a broken orbital, most certainly, but only an x-ray could reveal its extent. Showing more and more signs of life, the doctor continued his examination.

As the doctor pried open the eye that had sealed shut, considerable amounts of blood and chunks of membrane poured from the eye’s socket.

“His eye has ruptured; we need an ambulance, IMMEDIATELY!”

The doctor’s intuition led him to demand that the commission remove DuFrain’s gloves; thereby, revealing egregious handwraps that were comparable to a corked bat in baseball.

Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Ten-Sentence Story Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/01/20/ten-sentence-story-challenge-2/.

Prompted from Fandango’s Word of the Day Challenge at: https://fivedotoh.com/2020/01/20/fowc-with-fandango-egregious/.

Ten-Sentence Story Challenge #2

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s Ten-Sentence Story Challenge! 

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

Prompted words or themes 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.


Write ten sentences.

Use the current week’s word or theme prompt.

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

Tell a fellow blogger!

Prompt Word: Gloves