Born Champion…

This weeks Carrot Ranch Flash fiction prompt is below:

April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.

Born Champion

He was fearless in the ring. Everyone wanted to endorse him; he was the face of Pepsi in his heyday.  He was swift.  Opponents didn’t see his left hook coming. He was light on his feet; surprising for his size.

It was his last entrance though, that everyone remembers; the crowd were eating out the palm of his hand. His final 12 bouts, a career spanning nine years.  Striding into the ring to Meat Loaf’s Bat out of Hell, he was confident.  He had no reason not to be.  He captured the moment poetically. His rival had no chance. 

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