Clancy gazed through binoculars across the baseball field. “Look at Nicky. He won’t shave his beard until the World Series.”
Peter scoffed, “What a stupid superstition.”
“He’s a baseball fanatic,” said Clancy. “What do you expect?”
The pitcher hurled a fastball. Strike!
Clancy scratched at his closely-shaved scalp. “Can’t wait ’til the NLCS Playoffs, myself.”
“Why?” said Peter.
“I can let my hair grow out again.”
NLCS = National League Championship Series. The winner goes on to play the winner of the ALCS in the World Series.
It’s time for the Chimera 66 writing challenge at the Grammar Ghoul Press. This week’s prompt is: Fanatic. Oh, yeah. I could’ve gone a lot of directions this week, especially with those fanatics in ISIL. I’ll get to them later. Today, I was feeling light-hearted. Even though it’s early for baseball, I thought a little time with the Boys of Summer might push away those winter blues. Look here for more stories based upon the prompt: http://www.grammarghoulpress.com/chimera-66-writing-challenge-7-%E2%80%8E/