The Soccer Match

Time again for Friday Fictioneers:


The inter-office soccer match was scheduled for the weekend.

Rumour gave us to believe that the Acme Corporation would field the ex-Olympian, Floyd Stapler in the striker’s position.

Panic reigned at Apex Limited.

We would have to pull something miraculous out of the hat to avoid being thrashed.

It was too late to whip our forwards into shape; one wheezed, one limped and a third had flat feet.  Our defence was even worse.  Just one option remained.  We’d have to rely on Rufus, our team mascot.

Facsimile:  Saturday match cancelled.  Rufus ate corporate files.  All staff working overtime.

46 thoughts on “The Soccer Match

  1. Nice one Diana, I figured the way they would rely on the mascot was the same way children in movies rely on their dog when they have failed to complete their due assignments lol. Great take on the prompt.

  2. Or was it the staff who ate the files? Anything to avoid a defeat, eh? I’ll never know. Entertaining tale. I was trying to read the names of your books in your site header and was interested in ‘In Tune with the Infinite’. I downloaded a copy onto my iPad. Also The Delight of Hearts is intriguing. Can’t read much else, though I think one is probably The Celestine Prophecy, which I have, in French. I’m a nosey sort. I look forward to reading more of your blog as it develops. 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment. I’m pleased you found my take on the prompt entertaining. How interesting that you read the book titles on my blog header – that is something I always do myself – read the book titles in other people’s bookshelves, etc when I come across them in magazine articles, for example. It can reveal so much about an individual! I shall also follow your blog with interest.

    • Postscript for AnnIsikArts – by the way, a lot of the other books in my site header are volumes by Rudyard Kipling – they originally belonged to my Father and were bequeathed to my son – I’m holding them in my care at present.

    • So pleased you liked the story! Can’t wait to see the next photo prompt when it arrives here in Australia sometime this evening. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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