Friday, March 2, 2012

"Alex Briggs"

“Why does it always happen to me? Why can’t I just be normal? I didn’t ask for it!” These were the thoughts going through the 16-year-old soccer player as he watched the ball being passed down the field.

Up until he had turned 15, life had been pretty normal. Then it all changed.

His thoughts were suddenly brought back to the game as he saw the ball being passed to him. He got it just before an opposing player, and started dribbling it towards the goal. There were two defenders in between him and the goal, but they left it open for him to pass it to another teammate who had a clear shot at the goal.

Just as the ball went into the goal, time was called. Although that was the end of the game, it wasn’t the end of what happened to Alex Briggs.

Copyright 2012 by David B.


  1. Ohh... sounds like there has been something going on in this guy's life! I smell backstory! (And soccer players.) ;)

    1. I guess I'll have to wright a backstory sometime then.

    2. Yeah!
      Or, write a frontstory in the which the backstory eventually comes to the front even though it would, chronologically, still be in the back! :D

      To put it in a more complex way, sometimes it's fun to let the details of the backstory surface naturally as you tell the tale of "what happened next."