Victory- Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers

Photo prompt – Copyright Vijayay Sundaram

The whole city seems to be on its feet; they are celebrating their victory. People are dancing in the street, I can hear music and laughter. The party will continue until early in the morning. I know, I have witnessed it before.

And here I am, sitting in the dark, as I watch the firework from my room. I don’t feel like celebrating, my heart is heavy. I am not from here; I am not one of them.

They won the title, my team lost. I shut the door, close the curtains and suffer in silence.

“Stupid sport,” I mumble.

(Word count: 100)

This is my entry to this week’s Friday Fictioneers 100-word challenge. I couldn’t help it; Football season will start this weekend and for the next months I will watch my husband suffer with his team every Sunday. The whole concept is lost on me, but it doesn’t look appealing (at all).

Today I borrowed Rochelle’s welcome picture, because she explains the challenge so much better than I ever could. (I hope using the picture was alright.)

Click >>>here<<< and check out the other entries and Rochelle’s blog. It is so much fun.




26 thoughts on “Victory- Friday Fictioneers

  1. Glad it’s a game, and nothing worse! No real harm done, right? Nicely told tale, and that ending is so apt!

    (Sorry about my late response to your story! My computer is kaput; I’m using my husband’s computer!)

  2. Greetings!
    LOL, I love the twist at the end! It’s SO true of die hard sports fans, too. (I should know, we’re a pretty hard-core Red Sox household.) You have some great, tight phrasing that keeps a nice pace for reading and some other, longer sentences that might be snappier if you spliced a few others. That being said, you capture the emotion of a deeply-invested fan of the losing team brilliantly!
    Happy trails! 🙂

    • I was born and raised on the border between Austria and Italy. I too watch soccer and that’s the only time you will ever get any emotions from me -sports-wise. I watch Italy (of course) and Germany, so I know what you mean.

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