This is the second week of Priceless Joy’s challenge, Flash Fiction for for Aspiring Writers. The challenge asks us to write a piece of fiction from the photo prompt provided in around 100- 150 words. It encourages participants to comment, constructively, on other entries, so supporting each other’s writing. If you’d like to join in with this challenge, follow the link in the title of PJ’s, blog: Beautiful Words. The challenge runs from Wednesday to Wednesday every week.
Here is this week’s photo, copyright Dawn Miller . . .
and this is my story . . .
David Jameson was sweating now. Two more points to his opponent and he could kiss the Regional Cup goodbye. Already two sets down, David served to save the match …
The ball bounced hard: a perfect ace.
‘Advantage Jameson,’ the umpire droned above the spectators’ gasps. David served again.
Another ace brought further gasps.
‘Game and third set, Jameson.’ The words were music to David’s ears. His smug-faced opponent was older, more experienced – had taken the Cup for as long as David could remember. This year it was his turn. He just needed to stay focused …
After some long rallies, superb lobs and backhand smashes over the next two sets, David emerged victorious.
‘Game, set and match, David Jameson,’ the umpire intoned as David’s opponent leapt the net to congratulate him.
‘Cup’s yours, son,’ Mike Jameson said, pride evident in his eyes. ‘Until next year …’
Word Count: 148
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