If Wishes Were Horses…
Julie was one of the smallest kids in her class, and she was always picked last for every team. Despite that, she loved playing volleyball.
The school started an intramural league for the students; the team members would be picked for each volleyball team. First, however, Coach Coffman would decide who would be the captains of the teams. The captains then selected their players.
Julie asked the coach if she could be a captain. Wringing her hands, she implored him, saying, “Please, please, can I be a captain?”
To which, Coach Coffman said, “Absolutely not. Beggars can’t be choosers.”
Nancy Brady, 2019
This week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch (www.carrotranch.com) was to write a 99-word (no more, no less) flash fiction, which incorporated the phrase, “beggars can’t be choosers.” Here is my take on the prompt. To join in or to read all of them, especially those which are less tongue-in-cheek, check out the site.