FFfAW: The Right Move

Credit: Yinglan

Jason was the most aggressive player on his team. It was the finals that night and they were playing against another school from out of town.

As Jason hurried out of the locker room to join his teammates, he heard loud voices from the end of the corridor.

“Remember what I told you son, if you dare lose this match, I won’t be happy!”

He recognized Patrick, the goalie from the opposing team. He had a scared expression on his face as his father towered intimidatingly over him.

It was a subdued Jason who played that night. The scores were level and he had the ball. Approaching the goal, he saw Patrick’s anxious face.

Jason kicked hard, the ball flew to the net and Patrick jumped, arms outstretched. The whistle blew. It was all over.

Patrick’s teammates rushed and hoisted a dazed Patrick on their shoulders, who still couldn’t believe his luck.

As Jason’s coach berated him, all Jason could see was the relief on Patrick’s face and knew he’d made the correct decision.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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18 Responses to FFfAW: The Right Move

  1. Wonderful story! Jason made sure that Patrick won because of the pressure his dad put on him. Very heart touching story!

  2. iainthekid says:

    Glad Jason made the right choice in the end, really nice story and good ending image. Iain

  3. maria says:

    Awwee.. Jason, despite appearing to be such a tough kid, has a soft heart after all. Very well penned, S.

  4. Joy Joyancel says:

    Always take one for the other. . Nice story. 😊

  5. luckyjc007 says:

    A game is just that…a game, but to save someone from what might be an unpleasant reprimand is a very thoughtful and caring person. Jason was willing to give up a win game, for something a lot more important. Very touching story.

  6. rosemawrites says:

    awwww. this is just so touching. Jason is one fine man who is not afraid to lose. He might be a star player someday. 🙂 ❤

  7. Singledust says:

    Sacrificing your own glory for the good of another. ..that’s rare and the sign of a pure soul. This is a great story teaching us to be sensitive to others. Clap. Clap.

    • swritings says:

      Very well said! Yes, it’s not often a person would make such a big sacrifice. But by putting others first we can surely change society and the world for the better! Thank you! 🙂

  8. That was quite considerate. Lovely story.

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