First game back.
I stick to the same routine. A drink in Craft & Draft beforehand. All the old guys are there, arguing about the roster for the season ahead. They don’t fancy our chances.
Walk the same route and in Gate 42, our superstition even though it never guaranteed a win. Take our usual seats, surrounded by the familiar faces. Sympathetic glances cast my way.
A KC-style hot dog, with all the extras, a couple of beers at the top of the fifth.
What d’ya know? – we won it in with a homer in the ninth, 4-3.
I sit after everyone else had left. It ain’t the same without you, Dad.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read more stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
‘The State Trilogy’ and ‘The Barra Boy’ available now.
This April, I’m off to the 9th Self-Publishing Conference, where I’ve been invited as a guest speaker to talk about my various writing experiences, and how to sell your books. Looking forward to meeting other writers and publishers there.
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