Yep, it's that time folks… the finals of the 100-word sprint challenge, hosted by fighterwriter, J.C.Martin.
For the final, the finalists have to write a 100-word story (not including title and prompt), that starts with the prompt:
“The finish line beckoned…”
This time, finalists will e-mail the links to their stories to me by Friday 24th. This time though, their entries will be up for the public vote till Wednesday 29th August, and a winner will be announced on the last day of the tour, the Closing Ceremony on August 30th!
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The finish line beckoned… a mental switch activated, unleashing a kaleidoscope of memories in his mind's eye, like scenes from a movie, the camera rolling on…
Frame one: the ten year old gazed with pride at his brand new pair of running shoes.
Frame two: echoes of a hundred voices vied for prime position in the chambers of his mind; a cacophony of taunts, cheers, praises…
Frame three: it's yours son, his mother's voice came back loud and clear, but how badly do you want it?
It was a jaw-dropping victory.
A photo finish.
The athletic world had never witnessed anything like it.