A New Credential: 99 Word Flash

On September 30, 2015, Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted us thus:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about returning home.

Here is what I came up with:

A New Credential

With summer’s recent springing, I applied for a new credential: MMA media.

The media pass I was issued.

Traveling halfway across the Golden state, I walked onto my fresh campus for the evening, knighted myself in a lanyard, and shuffled to my cage side seat. Cold steel and rubberized matting smelled nothing like a classroom.

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My position for the night’s affair.

From the opening bell to the final bout, with no recesses, I presented the evening’s action to those tuned in, targeting a championship-caliber performance.

A photo of me with Alex Reyes, King of the Cage junior welterweight and lightweight champion.

Returning home, I realized a link between teaching and media: a thinned pocketbook, audience engagement, a passion for participation, and a refusal to be intimidated.


Click the link below for a recap of the evening:



5 thoughts

    1. I was definitely consumed by the action at times. There were a couple of times I cheered, but the guy operating the clock and the bell cheered, too, so I figured it was ok.

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