Sunday

www.thewritepractice.com Prompt 2 - Focus

Ok, so i've joined www.thewritepractice.com and have started my daily practice by participating in their 14 Prompts. I won't be doing them in order, but more as my mood takes me. The first one I tried today was

Prompt 2 -Focus:
Practice focus by writing about a basketball player before a big game. How does he prep his mind? Does he visualize the game in his mind? Does he think about what it felt like the first time he played the sport?Choose one of the tools above to help you focus (personally, I’m going to write with my eyes closed).You have fifteen minutes. Post your piece in the comments when your time is up. Have fun!
This is what I came up with:

Thump. Thump. THUMP. I'm not sure if it is the blood pumping through my body or the steady stream of ball dribbling on the court outside. Right now, all I can think of is the last time I was here, in this stadium. What a failure, in front of the home-crowd. I'd tripped, at the moment when it all counted most. Focus, I must focus. 
The sweat cascaded in salty, lucid beads down Landon's forehead as he focused his mind on the court, seeing the crowd and feeling the anxiety and anticipation smothering his consciousness. Thump. Thump. THUMP. "Landon, 5 minutes!" the coach yelled from the locker room. Landon didn't hear him, his mind steadying in time to his deep breaths, blank, focused. I'm ready.



Starting tomorrow I will also be embarking on a My 500 Words challenge - see link in right panel :)