Thursday, 9 June 2011
Thursday @ 3 - "Queen of Mean!"
One of my trusty commenters flung down a gauntlet (or was it a skate?) of a challenge recently, suggesting I concoct a story incorporating the following words:
ice dancing, triple Salchows, and triple toe loops,
So, rising to the bait, I give you 3 paragraphs, each of 33 words - here y'go!
QUEEN OF MEAN!
You don’t feel the pain, even when you land on your ass. At least it’s not a cold ice rink. With roller-derby, when flesh hits the deck it’s more of a friction burn.
You just have to get up and get on. There’s no points for artistic impression or technical dexterity, even if some of the pile-ups are more spectacular than triple Salchows or toe loops.
When Kevin shouts at us from the dug-out, “This ain’t ice dancing, ladies!” he reminds us why we’re here. It ain’t no Sunday school picnic, either - worlds away from my library ‘day-job’!
( and for those of you who are interested, this is based on a TRUE story!)
...and if you want to leave a comment, that would be good!
(Or maybe even join in and submit your own 'Thursday@3' story?)