Welcome to day 15 of 30 Days of Writing, a creative writing challenge , and we have officially hit the half way point! Today’s prompt is “First place”. Coincidentally, that’s exactly where I am positioned in this writing competition. Enjoy, and don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you’ve participated in today’s challenge.
It’s How I Play The Game
I never really played a lot of sports. I do like sports, football and volleyball being my favourites – to watch.
The thing is, I’m a klutz. When I was a kid, I did gymnastics. I was getting pretty good at it (okay, no I wasn’t) when I fell off the balance beam, conked my head and blacked out.
I briefly played soccer. Two games in, my knees were so badly scraped, it hurt to stand, forget about walk or run.
You’re getting the idea, right? See Nicky run, see Nicky fall down. Winning first place in some sporting activity was never in the cards for me. I have no trophies, no blue ribbons, no gold medals.
I’m okay with that, though. I’m a woman of many other talents (Okay, two. Two talents, really. One is my uncanny ability to remember song lyrics.). It’s just that nobody is handing out prizes for my particular talents – yet. I’m sure it’ll happen one day. Eventually.
In the meantime, I guess I’ll have accept never being in first place. Well, except for here:
He loves me most. I can live with that.
Now go and visit the other contributors to this challenge. Somehow, I don’t think they love me most.