Friday Drabble: Opening Day

Remember, a drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.  Today’s celebrates the start of baseball season.

 

Opening Day

He exhaled, squinting into the bright spring sunshine.

He peered into the crowd, knowing his brother was there, but couldn’t spot him.  He adjusted the battered helmet on his head, trying to control the butterflies in his stomach.

“Play ball!” the umpire roared and the crowd echoed it back, rising to its feet.

He stepped into the batter’s box and exhaled again.  “Quick bat…” he thought and swung with all his might.  There was a satisfying *clink* and the ball was away – off the tee and into right field.

Danny turned and ran towards third base.

The crowd went wild.

 

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4 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: Opening Day

  1. I love reading your Friday drabbles. This one brought back some great tee-ball memories. Now that Andrew is playing in the upper divisions against 12-year olds that top six feet and throw over 70mph I kind of miss those days. And yes, we did have to tell some kids which way to run when they hit the ball!

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