Triple F: The Sports World’s Ears Are Buzzing…

How’s it going for you this week? Things have been going great for me, with my second book coming out (and I’ll be starting to look into other cover options, too, which will be cool).

Anyway, let’s get to it. Today is Triple F, and that means a fiction prompt for you. First, though, we have to get into something else.

Two days ago, something historic happened in the sports world–well, baseball.

The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 to win the World Series.

I talked to my mom, who watched a lot of the game (well, more than I did) and she said it was 6-6 when she crawled into bed. Pretty cool, right? The thing is…

This is the first World Series win for the Cubs in 108 years–over a century. And this was a solid come-from-behind thing because the Cubs had to win the last three games to stay alive in the series. To top it off for Game 7, the game went 10 innings (most go 9, unless it’s tied). 

So what’s my point here? Well, I thought I’d use this for Triple F. I imagined all the celebrating in the streets (including overhearing someone at the store yesterday say that Cubs fans were just getting up–at 2 pm). I’m not going to go that way (because I’m me). Instead, I’d like to imagine something else–pure shock, euphoria, and what-have-ya. I don’t know if you’ve ever felt that way–knowing that something just happened, but on some level, not having it fully sink in right away. Or, like you almost can’t believe what you’re hearing, even though that’s what you’re hearing.

For this week, Fabulous Fiction Friday prompt is:

Your character is in shock about something.

Not a lot to go on here, but that means flexibility. The character is in shock–and not the medical kind. Okay. Well, gender, backstory, and what-have-ya is up to you here. And so is “something.” You’ll also have to figure if the shock is good shock or bad shock.

Maybe a little like this…

A woman gets a call that her mom, who’s been hospitalized for about 6 months, has taken a turn for the worse. What if she has hours to live, and this woman lives 10 hours away from where her mom is? What does she do? How does she feel about it? Does she have a good relationship with her mom? Does she have a little boy who needs to see his grandma before she goes?

To hit the opposite…

A woman gets a call from the hospital. Her mom, who’s been in a coma for 6 months, has just woken up and is asking to see her. There’s the good stuff. Would she be in a mental fog on the way to the hospital because she has a great relationship with her mom, and had gotten used to living without her?

Well, that should be enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill.

We’re about one week into November. I hope you’ve got plans for NaNoWriMo, client work, and more to make it really awesome.

And make it a great weekend with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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