Saturday Mix – January 14, 2016 – Red Power Shorts


The task: a story in 100 words (better if less) with a conflict or ambiguity which creates a surprise ending.

He’d waited impatiently for them to arrive. At last a package. He ripped it open and there they were. His new red power shorts.

Slipping them on he felt the power surge through his legs. He tried them out in his backyard. Perfect! He checked his profile, he did cut a dashing figure.

In the park was where he made his impression. The joggers he blew away. The girls who scorned him as slow and sluggish were left open mouthed. Feeling good he momentarily forgot the important thing of leaning into the corner.

The tree stopped his power shorts.


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12 Responses to Saturday Mix – January 14, 2016 – Red Power Shorts

  1. Bastet says:

    L.O.L. Michael, this is a lovely read and I really like your playing around with words from “power shorts” to profile … next time I do so hope he learns the important thing about leaning into corners!

  2. Lyn says:

    Definitely a case of the bark being worse than the bite 😀

  3. wordwitch88 says:

    I’m sitting here laughing like a madwoman – perfect execution of this story – and trees – our / his downfall – when you least expect it!

    Great tale Michael 😀

  4. A smiler, to be sure. I’ll have to remember to lean into corners!

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