Saturday Centus Week 75 – Friday night football – “The Coming”

10 Oct


The cry that unites the fans no matter what the code goes out, “Friday night football!”

It meant nothing to me except I would be busy. I knew what everyone would be doing. It didn’t matter. I would wait for no game, especially football. I would stride up to any door and bang on it or press the doorbell.

Shouts would come from inside, “Who’s that? Don’t they know the game is on?”

I would hear angry footsteps approaching but would stand firm. The door would fling open.

Anger would turn to a smile as they would call out, “The pizzas are here.”




Posted by on October 10, 2011 in 2. Saturday Centus


8 responses to “Saturday Centus Week 75 – Friday night football – “The Coming”

  1. Nonna Beach

    October 11, 2011 at 00:27

    Good one Ross ! Pizzas and football do go together very well !!!

    • Ross Mannell

      October 11, 2011 at 08:26

      Thanks for the comment.

      I was wondering how to approach this prompt not being a Friday night football fan. Rather than miss a Centus, I thought I would take the role of a pizza delivery person. 🙂

  2. Judie

    October 11, 2011 at 08:31

    I bet they make good tips on Friday nights! Great take on the prompt, Ross.

    • Ross Mannell

      October 11, 2011 at 12:13

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’m sure pizza delivery shops do well when football is on. They probably are looking for reliable staff who don’t mind missing the games. 🙂

  3. Ames

    October 16, 2011 at 04:40

    Ha didn’t see that coming! That was great!~Ames

    • Ross Mannell

      October 16, 2011 at 13:40

      Thanks for the comment.

      There is life outside Friday night football. 🙂

  4. Jenny Matlock

    October 17, 2011 at 01:10

    Ross, love the unusual angle you brought this creative story from.

    What a neat way of writing you have.

    You really surprised me here.

    • Ross Mannell

      October 17, 2011 at 06:57

      Thanks for the comment.

      Since being directed to your Saturday Centus and the UK 100 Word Challenge, I’ve had a way to exercise my would-be writing without the time needed for normal short stories and novels I’ve attempted. I love the challenge of writing to the exact word limit for each prompt.


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