Superstitions – Chimera 66


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.”
Author’s Notes:
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:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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14 Responses to Superstitions – Chimera 66

  1. Jen says:

    ha I love it! People do the darndest things for superstition.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hee! Good one, as usual EA!

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  3. Lyn says:

    Short but said so much 🙂 It’s not just baseball players who have certain superstitions. It happens with cricketers too.

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  4. greenmanwood says:

    Very fun, I can’t write too much, because I have to keep my fingers crossed until the Cubs win a series…

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yikes. You may as well have them surgically sewn together crossed. It’s hard to keep your hand in one position for decades on end. 😦 😉 Glad you had fun. Thanks much! 🙂


  5. Tony Lovell says:

    I think I know this guy! lol Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Suzanne says:

    Too funny! One man’s superstition… 😉

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