She sits down and hides. She’s shaking. She’s not ready.

She’s faced by walls of eyes, anywhere she looks.

So many people who came to see her succeed.

This is the moment she’s been waiting for. All these years of training. All the fun others her age had, and she didn’t. For this. But she’s not ready. She needs better preparation, more training, another year.


The umpire’s voice pulls her out of her head. She’s trained, suffered and sacrificed for this.

This is the moment she’s been waiting for.

Think Serena.

She’s ready.

Time to serve for the match.

10 thoughts on “Time

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! I just found the Literary Lion – it’s a fab challenge :).
      I didn’t see your Wimbledon post, but I’m going to look for it now… Tennis was the first thing that popped into my head when I read time, so I ran with it.

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      1. How funny, I did think it was coincidence, it was obviously meant to be that you saw the challenge this week! The post is the one with the photo of Federer (but I’m guessing you will work that out)! Thank you, I hope to see you again for another prompt.


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