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MY LONDON MARATHON

Update on 24/09/18

My story was published in the Carrot Ranch collection for this photo prompt – see Part I – third from the bottom. Many thanks to Charli and all the ranch leaders for corralling this collection together so we might feast our eyes and hearts.


September 13, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes pasta. It can be spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, or any variety. It can be a meal or a work of art. Go where the prompt leads.

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I hope you enjoy my story.


MY LONDON MARATHON

by

Kelvin M. Knight

I squinted through the rain. The other competitors looked comically savage – the way their dyed hair dripped down their faces. These fun runners were out my league. Hugging my bin liner coat, I felt under dressed. I felt under trained. I should have done more. These words were my epitaph.

Still, I eat more than anyone else at the pasta party yesterday evening; those complex carbohydrates would be on my side, along with this pantomime horse, this giant banana, and this woman with a refrigerator chained to her back.

Seeing the BBC camera swing my way, I waved furiously.

(99 words)

Author:

First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

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