Kamikaze Tennis

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Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit

DAY 4: Serially Lost


Today’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.


In my younger days, I enjoyed playing tennis. There were always one or two people around, some more competitive than others, who were up for a game. We would be at our neighborhood court from sunrise to after lights and the curfew took over. We would visit local tennis courts on weekends and make a day of it- playing whoever the top players at that local establishment happened to be- or happened to show up.

One of my best memories was traveling to a local college with a younger- and smaller- little brother. He was a skilled kamikaze at the tennis net. To make him back off the net, the opposing team would have to nail him with the ball. (More than just once!) That did not happen very often, because nailing a little dude at the net made you look bad. We won every match that day (ELEVEN OF THEM!) until that last one. My poor friend went home with several tennis ball welts! And we lost 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 the last match. I guess the guys at the college had had enough of losing to two gamblers.

Written for Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit.


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