December 2, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something or someone not allowed. Maybe it’s about gender, race or other intolerance. Maybe it’s the cat who paws at the door, but not allowed inside. Maybe it’s a trail where dogs are not allowed. Go light, go dark, go where the prompt leads you.
I was good at sport. I played in the top teams. I was one of the first picked. But I was never made captain. No matter my success I was overlooked for lesser players.
I wasn’t the right sort of chap I was told. I came from the wrong side of the tracks. My background they said was dodgy.
I was far too working class to be considered. So lesser players were selected and I was ignored. A good team player. That was my lot.
I resigned myself to my fate. But underneath I fumed at the gross injustice.