The Cost of Fame — MMA Storytime

MMA can drain: Money, energy, and time, For green rain and fame. Prompted from Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/02/17/weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-293/.

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Ten-Sentence Story Challenge #5 — MMA Storytime

Welcome to MMA Storytime’s Ten-Sentence Story Challenge! Each week, writers who choose to participate will be given a prompt and ten sentences. Much like two mixed martial artists meeting in the cage: a minimal ruleset can create endless possibility and wild excitement. Prompted words or themes will be posted each Monday, and writers will have […]

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Five Line Fiction: Kill Or Be Killed — MMA Storytime

“Bait her with feints and uncork that right hand as soon as she bites,” Coach modeled the necessary movements as an example to pair with his words. Clarissa believed her MMA debut was going better than the panic in Coach’s voice would suggest, but that’s when she realized what was absent—at the most needed moment—from […]

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Six-Sentence Story: Battle Scars — MMA Storytime

Any words of encouragement—good luck, have fun, break a leg—other than what Caleb’s mom offered before each fight would have been better: “Why do you want to take a chance of messing up that cute, little face?” While she saw Caleb’s youthful glow—a trait embedded into every mother’s DNA—a massive frame of muscle, hardened from […]

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Ten-Sentence Story: Chasing Dollars Right Down the Drain — MMA Storytime

Words aren’t supposed to hurt, but in the world of MMA, they can most definitely lead in that direction. A heated exchange online between Northern California’s Lee Stunts and Oregon’s Ray Tiffer caught the eye of Four-Ounce Fury’s Promoter, Richie Wild. Within the hour, Wild had contacted each party’s management team, drew up the contracts, […]

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Flash Fiction: Seeing the Future — MMA Storytime

If eyes are windows to the soul, Gabriel’s glazed, distant stare, as he regained his consciousness, were a looking-glass into his future. Win, lose, or draw, fighters dispose of something, some part of the self that never returns. There, as Gabriel awakened, only time would shed light on his journey along the sport’s unforgiving path, […]

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