“I can feel all eyes looking at me. The pressure is on. It all comes down to this.”
My body tenses as the opposition races towards me. The ball is passed. The shooter steadies, focuses. For a brief second our eyes meet. I stretch, extending my arms til I think they will break. I must block this shot. She releases the ball and…
“The ball goes up and… and…. IT GOES IN! The crowd stands up and gives a massive applaud that almost knocks me over.”
Thank you Madi for your wonderful post yesterday. It left me feeling very nostalgic. It had a sizzling start that put me right in the action. You built the tension with your short, sharp sentences and dynamic dialogue reminding me of exactly how I felt about 40 something(not giving away the exact number) years ago. I too played netball when I was at Wyong High school and I absolutely loved it. Good writing produces an emotional response in the reader and you have done this. Well done!
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