FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 9, 2016 – Jake


On Jake’s tenth birthday his mum said it was time for him to play a team sport.

They joined him up with the local under twelve team. As Jake was the youngest and smallest he was relegated to goalkeeper. To Jake goalkeeper was the same as playing left right out. His team was so strong they dominated the game and the field.

In most games Jake would stand around doing nothing and the times he ventured out of goal his team mates would yell at him stay in his place.

That’s how it was until the final game when an opponent made a break and kicked the ball towards Jake. His team was ahead one nil and the full time whistle was about to sound when the boy sent in a kick that curved towards the goal. Jake flung himself to his left and brought off a miraculous save. He was suddenly a hero and was chaired from the field.


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34 Responses to FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 9, 2016 – Jake

  1. iainthekid says:

    Good story, nice ending. Speaks to all of us imagining that one moment we will get to be the hero against the odds. Iain

  2. Three cheers for Jake!

  3. KL Caley says:

    Happy Ending – bet his mum would be so proud! Great story. KL ❤

  4. Way to go Jake! That is such a happy and fun ending Michael! So glad Jake turned out to be a hero especially since he was just a “goalkeeper.” Wonderful story!

  5. I love it, sometimes though it goes the otherway … a miserable let down.

  6. Lynn Love says:

    How lovely, to be the surprise hero of the hour – the kind of thing you remember all your life 🙂 A very sweet and positive take on the prompt 🙂

  7. Graham Lawrence says:

    I was willing him to succeed. Well done 🙂

  8. Joy Joyancel says:

    I was always the goalie until they realised I could kick! Loved it.

  9. michael1148humphris says:

    You did well Jake, the goalie in the end is always the key. Lovely story

  10. maria says:

    Way to go Jake!! 😀

  11. luckyjc007 says:

    Great story! Jake found out that every player is important in a game. You never know how important sometimes, but he found out that he certainly was important at that moment!

  12. Sally says:

    A lovely happy ending, great stuff.

  13. How delightful. I bet he felt so proud of himself.

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