99 Word Flash

99 Word Flash: A New Dawn

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On June 15, 2017 (link here), Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted us thus:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that symbolically, mythically, mystically, or realistically involves dawn, as a noun or verb. Write about the dawn of time or the time of dawn, or the dawn of an idea. As always, go where the prompt leads.

Short-term and long-term goals peppered a vanity mirror in her bedroom. The very idea of vanity forced her swollen lips to slightly curl upward.

Hanging as suspended hopes in the swirling dried ink, she located the short-term square-reminder, dated April 22, 2017, plucked it from the mirror, and cupped it in her hands.

“Win pro MMA debut.”

A lost stare soon found direction when it dawned on her: flip the post-it over! On the back, a ‘break in case of emergency’ reminder revealed how to reset her winning mindset:

“Get back to the gym.”


The Wild Jungle of the Cage: 99 Word Flash

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After a recent visit to Carrot Ranch on February 10, 2016, Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted her visitors thus:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about wild spaces.

Here is what I came up with:

The Wild Jungle of the Cage

More often than not, visualizing wild spaces entails a landscape so vast it disappears into the horizon. The more acreage untouched by man, the more primitive.

Photo credit to Google Images

Although this truth may run the length of the African savanna or depth of the Atlantic Ocean, smaller spaces in MMA breed the most barbaric territory in all of sports.

Photo credit to @fightnomics

According to @fightnomics, a cage with less roaming room simultaneously limits the time of engagement and increases the finishing rate. A larger cage improves the optics from a broadcasting standpoint, but the data reveals a wider boundary may actually have a taming effect.

Mask the Movie: 99 Word Flash

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On October 21, Charli Mills (@Charli_Mills) prompted us thus:

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a final resting place.

Here is what I came up with:

Mask: Passion that Rises From the Ashes

When locked in a cage opposite your dreams, you can survive any fight-long after you’re laid to rest.

The documentary entitled Mask unearthed Charles “Mask” Lewis (1963-2009), immortalizing his message over the course of eighty-three minutes.

Photo credit to Bobby Razak

As the face behind MMA’s leading apparel at its founding (1997), “Mask,” along with “Punkass” (Dan Caldwell) and “Skyskrape” (Timothy Katz), brandished a logo synonymous with mixed martial arts. Deeper than any stitches embroidering the iconic symmetrical symbol, Lewis arduously pressed to credit his message rather than his pocketbooks: potential above performance.

Photo credit to Tapout

Using MMA as a medium, Lewis’ passion infinitely integrates all lifeforms.

A New Credential: 99 Word Flash

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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.

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