Game on! is my new short story I’m serving up on Weekend Writers Warriors #8Sunday.
A semi-pro football player meets a teacher who intrigues him with an offer of a different type of game.
Rivulets of sweat coursed down Heath Lancaster’s face as he drove the sled another five yards. Heat, ninety percent humidity, sweat, pain… None of it mattered, the game fueled his blood. Six weeks in Virginia Beach and he’d made the cuts to play on the area’s new professional football team.
Over the grunts and groans of the offensive line, a loud whistle pierced the air. “Break,” shouted their coach.
He yanked off the suffocating helmet and grabbed one of the water lines. The cooling H2O squirted over his head and face before he gunned a stream down his parched throat.
“Are we hitting the beach later?” his teammate, Dugan asked, reaching for another hose.
He nodded, imagining cool waves and a sea of curves in bikinis.
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8 thoughts on “Game On! #8Sunday #wewriwra”
Makes me glad I don’t play professional sports…yuk, I hate to sweat!
My son played all through high school. He said you get used to it. But guys are like that…primal.
Loved the “sea of curves” line, really great. Excellent excerpt!
You’ve captured the effects of a football player beautifully. I really liked the descriptions of the sweating. I should think they ought to go to the beach after the game. Nice excerpt!
Thanks! Love the game and the beach.
At first I thought: sled? in the heat? But then I realized you were referring to a blocking sled. I’m guessing you specified that earlier in the scene. I like “sea of curves in bikinis.”
Thanks. Might have to add “blocking” in front of sled for those who might not pick up on it.