50 Word Thursday — The Head Coach

F064BAEE-7417-46A0-A039-542887A06974“What had happened to him at that moment was what happens to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very shameful,” the headmaster said.

“Are you talking about that incident when the former head coach of the school’s soccer team was in Cairo?” the recently hired head coach asked. “That time when he was allegedly caught having a sexual encounter with some overrated soccer jock?”

“Well, I’m not one to dish dirt,” the headmaster said, “but, yes, that time. He was in Cairo at the invitation of the national soccer team of Egypt,” the headmaster eagerly explained. He tried to duck out of the hotel so that the authorities wouldn’t catch the two of them together.”

“It seems he made one bad choice after another,” the new head coach said. “He clearly has an insipid character and lacks even a modicum common sense.”

“It’s a shame,” the headmaster said.

(150 words)


Written for this week’s 50 Word Thursday prompt from Kristian at Tales From the Mind of Kristian. The idea is to use the image above (unattributed), along with the line, “What had happened to him at that moment was what happens to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very shameful,” from   Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, and to write a post that must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

Also for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “Cairo,” “duck,” and “invitation.” And for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (overrated), Word of the Day Challenge (jock), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (dirt), The Daily Spur (catch), Daily Addictions (choice), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (insipid).

4 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday — The Head Coach

  1. Violet Lentz August 24, 2019 / 6:29 am

    Sounds like a real life incident. This prompt has invited a lot of mash ups. Me included!

    Liked by 1 person

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