Basic Training

956808C8-3ACE-47E8-89B2-CCCFAA839FFC“More PT, drill sergeant, more PT,” we army grunts, going through basic training, yelled in unison.

“Assume the prone position and give me fifty,” the drill sergeant barked. I groaned. I knew I’d be hard pressed to give him fifty perfect push-ups. My drill sergeant, who was reminiscent of my high school football coach, would not compromise. Fifty perfect push-ups was what was demanded and fifty push-ups was what I would try to deliver.

Fortunately, Mother Nature came to my rescue when the bright sunshine suddenly gave way to a severe thunderstorm. The drill sergeant had no choice but to dismiss us back to the barracks. Gotta love Mother Nature.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (prone), Word of the Day Challenge (reminiscent), Ragtag Daily Prompt (compromise), and Your Daily Word Prompt (sunshine).

5 thoughts on “Basic Training

    • Fandango April 18, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Whoa! That’s amazing. Good for Garry!

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  1. leigha66 April 19, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    Good use of the prompt! I could maybe do 5 “perfect” … no where near 50!

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