(Author’s note: Starting next week, I’ll be back to doing weekly posts for fictioneers. PT is lowered to once a week. Here’s today’s fictioneers to celebrate!)
by Miles H. Rost
“10 seconds left, 5 points down. It’s up to Sahle, his road to recovery, and his team to make it.
“Y’know, Max, it’s amazing how he came back from a catastrophic leg injury in week one to be able to play tonight. The question is: Is he well enough?”
“We’ll know in a moment as they come out of the huddle. Sahle sounds off, Hillman in motion, and here’s the snap. Fakes a handoff, but can’t find his fielder. It does not look good…wait, he’s taking off. Wholly holes, he found one and he’s smokin’.
20…10…5… Touchdown, Sahle! That’s some leg work!”
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Exciting play 🙂 I’m not a football fan, but moments like this one are terrific. You had me on the edge of my bleacher!
I watched Howard Cosell the night before this went up. I was…inspired.
I like how you took the inspiration from the light as a floodlight at a football stadium. You got some pretty authentic announcer dialogue there. 🙂 Great story.
As I said to granonine, Howard Cosell. Take a look at his December 6, 1980 announcement about John Lennon’s murder to see how it works. 🙂
You made football sound much better than the announcers do! Excellent write!
I learned from a great guy named Devon Krueger, who does Play-by-play for a group of stations in North Central Minnesota.
Great voices and atmosphere in this – although I’m a total ignoramus about football.
That’s okay! You don’t have to know to feel. Bask in being a spectator!