Friday Fictioneers — If You Build It

img_0815The streets were deserted and the whipping winds were biting at their cheeks. Joe and Anita needed to find shelter and the only place open was the old gym.

As soon as they stepped into the warmth of the large room, they knew they had entered someplace strange. “Omigod,” Joe said, pointing to two large men. “That’s Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.”

“Who?” Anita asked.

“And there’s Joe Lewis, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, and George Foreman,” Joe said. “All the greats.”

“What is this place?” Anita asked.

Mike Tyson approached them. “If you build it, they will come,” he said.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

17 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — If You Build It

  1. Iain Kelly March 2, 2018 / 9:01 am

    Boxing Gym of Dreams – not as catchy a title as Field, but an interesting idea. There would be a lot of posturing with those names all in the same room! 🙂

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  2. granonine March 3, 2018 / 8:17 am

    Awesome! Even I, not a boxing fan, knew all those names, and using that last line was pure genius 🙂

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  3. jillyfunnell March 3, 2018 / 10:17 am

    I love it – echoes of all those magical people and that magical film. Brilliant story.

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  4. athling2001 March 7, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Great story. Positive and hopeful, all the greats coming together. Well done.

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