Moral Mondays: “Bless those who curse you”


Each Saturday I faced him.  Johnny Denton, the fastest bowler in our district. When our two teams met I would work myself up to face him promising myself to do better than the last time.

He would sneer at me thinking I was an easy one to get out. He run in gathering speed before he delivered a rocket paced ball at me. I’d swing and miss and he laugh at my attempts. This happened every time. One day I hit one, it sailed over the boundary. Everyone stared in disbelief.

His derision, my determination, I became a better player.


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15 Responses to Moral Mondays: “Bless those who curse you”

  1. Oliana says:

    Wow!!! good one!! what a determined and brave one he became. I wish I could confront such fears in the face of adversity…I usually flee.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    I enjoy your take on the prompt. I liked the competition of bowling and the real-life competition which exists btw people. Love that his determination made him better.

  3. Flight or fight response. Good on you…I mean him

  4. Lynn Love says:

    That’s the kind of determiination we all need a truck load of. Especially us writers, eh? A great story of a personal triumph over adversity 🙂

  5. I love underdog stories. Woof!

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