Welcome to The Blogging from A-Z Challenge April 2014! This year, I’m offering up a story – each one 100 words or fewer - for each letter of the alphabet.
Some are heartfelt, poignant, sweet. Others are…not.
I hope you enjoy them.
Jordie grips the practice ball. A pitcher is born.
THROWN A CURVE
Baseballs hurtle through the spring air, slamming home into well-worn gloves.
Jordie longs to be part of the crowd at the fence: kids showing off players’ autographs, fathers grinning, mothers taking pictures.
His mother scolds his father through her cell. “You were supposed to take Jordie….”
Tears threaten. He ducks his head.
Someone taps his cap’s brim. He looks up.
The coach jerks a thumb back at his players. “There’s more than one kind of family, kid.” He thumps a stained baseball into Jordie’s hand then walks away.