The Last Race

Avatar Author: Francis James This is my redemption My last battle My last fight My last dying dream This is where it ends I will write one last story and then my dream of a writer shall no longer exist I plan to go more towards cooking th... Read Bio

“I’ll only be a minute.” Said Joseph “You can warm up the van; I parked it close to the entrance.” Joseph sat in the damped track waiting for a moment of lightening to pass by. Joseph was gripping tightly to the ticket; which held his very last dollar. The announcer shouted from the speakers; Joseph stood from the soaking seat. Lightening wasn’t far behind from the leading horse when a shot rang through the stadium. Joseph dripping from the rain, turned around to see his daughter holding onto a rifle. Lightening crashed into the mudding track, bleeding from the neck. “I can’t lose you to an addiction, not when I love you father.” Crystal spoke as she placed the rifle down onto the steps.

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  1. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    you killed the horse? good story about gambling addiction. just one small error: “rang threw the stadium” should be “rang through the stadium”

  2. Avatar Mackizme

    Thank you, Pyropunk, for clearing that up. If it weren’t for you, I might not have known what the addiction was. Very interesting idea, and well written, but a requirement was to clearly state the addiction, not just imply it.

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