The Flying Chair

This flash fiction post is written for Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Dale Rogerson

He was known to have a temper. That’s how he motivated his kids.

Basketball was a game to many but it was his life.

Indiana high school players dreamed of playing for him.

But there are officials in basketball that determine right and wrong moves that any player can make. These rules are to be followed or you get penalized.

Bobby hated to get penalized. It made him mad. This time it made him so mad he picked up the folding chair beside him and tossed it across the floor. Across the floor and into the swamp beside the court.

18 thoughts on “The Flying Chair

  1. Suzanne Joshi November 3, 2015 / 10:56 am

    I understand this takes place outside the building, that he was put out due to his temper. Always sad when a person can’t control themselves. It’s especially bad when you work with kids. Well done, Danny. — Suzanne

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  2. Perry Block (@PerryBlock) November 1, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    You’re talking about Bobby Knight, who was famous for his temper. Did this actually happen? I guess so, and probably a lot worse!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Danny James November 2, 2015 / 5:20 am

      It did indeed happen. Thanks for stopping by.



  3. Dale October 29, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Definitely will have to reign in his temper as he gets older… no good will come of it!

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  4. Deborah Drucker October 29, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    I thought it was interesting there was a swamp next to the court. I thought it could be a little boy playing a game in his imagination.

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  5. draliman October 29, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I’m guessing that will get him thrown off the court or put in the sin bin or whatever happens in basketball!


    • Danny James October 29, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      You are close. Sin bin is for US Hockey. For basketball you are just ejected from the game or the building if you are very very bad.


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  6. gahlearner October 29, 2015 / 9:26 am

    Sandra said it, that temper will get him into trouble. Great take.

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  7. Sandra October 29, 2015 / 7:13 am

    That temper will get Bobby into trouble. Nicely done.


  8. micklively October 29, 2015 / 6:21 am

    line one: knowN
    good piece.


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