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.
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.