Sunday Photo Fiction

136 12 December 27th 2015

Violet went to the cinema alone. The old Kung Fu movie was playing again. Memories came flooding back when Dad had first brought her to watch it when she was about twelve. She emerged chattering about flying through the air and super fast moves. And so began her love affair with Chinese martial arts.

Her mother, although disappointed, switched her ballet classes with a stern warning that she dare not see one broken vase in the house.

Dad was there at every tournament and soon Mum was alongside, cheering her on as she mastered her moves and readily took down her opponents.

As the cinema attendant wheeled her towards the entrance, there was a ruckus inside and a man could be seen mowing people down as he rushed towards them. Her hands grabbed her walking stick and struck a stinging blow to his kneecaps, as he gasped and tumbled into the gaping attendant who was still at sea.

Between voices of concern and alarm, with cinema personnel gathering around her wheelchair and security guards taking the groaning intruder away, Violet looked down at her frail hands and smiled. Yup, she still had it; albeit with a little help from her Β trusty old cane.

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15 Responses to Violet

  1. Quiche says:

    I LOVED IT! being a woman who uses a cane I used to fleetingly wondered sometimes if it made me look more vulnerable, an easy target. After talking to family & friends, they pointed out that if you walk with a cane you automatically have a weapon that, if necessary; can be used on someone. Quick thinking & being aware of your surroundings.

    • swritings says:

      Your family and friends are spot on! πŸ™‚ Attackers won’t know what hit them when they think they’ve spotted an easy target but get pummelled in the process! πŸ™‚ I’ve also seen people with these really cool canes that have carved tops!

  2. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story. Her lessons paid off…even later in life.

  3. Steve Lakey says:

    Love this story. Using your opponent’s weakness against him is classic martial arts philosophy. He never knew what hit him!

  4. Dave says:

    Yep, someone deserved a good whallopin. Let him have it!

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  6. Loved this! I don’t know what happened to her that she has to be in a wheelchair but thank goodness she had her walking stick with her and she was learned in martial arts! LOL! The surprise was on him!

  7. draliman says:

    She’s still a force to be reckoned with even now πŸ™‚

  8. rogershipp says:

    Never get pushy with the elderly!

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