Quitting Is As Quitting Does

Today’s random word is: almost

Maria Rattray
Fiction Shorts

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Photo by Emma Simpson on Unsplash

There were two marathons every year, and Prudence had run in each for the last five years.

That was ten times, and she’d never completed one. She almost did, but almost just meant she didn’t push herself in the last kilometres.

Despite the cries from the crowd to keep going, she didn’t.

This year she was determined. She would cross that finish line and her students would be so proud of her.

By the time she’d run 41 kilometres, she was spent, until she saw her five-year-old students with the sign:

Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

If you’re not already on board with writing drabbles, (short, 100-word stories, no more, no less,) do yourself a favour. Get stuck in! They are a lot of fun to write, but also serve as a lesson in tight writing, given the 100-word constraint.

Here too, is the link to Nancy Oglesby’s Fiction Shorts where you may join and write your own…

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Maria Rattray
Fiction Shorts

Writer, author, teacher, fun-loving poet. Trying valiantly to make the world a better place. Helping you to guide the future. Find me at: https://ponmyword.com