Lately my writing has been slow, I do not have many ideas and nothing sparks an idea. I need a real villain in my story, but can’t come up with one. I have ideas for making it a three story series. Here is another excerpt from my story, “Me Job”
I was completely distracted from our football game that week. I couldn’t pay any attention at practices so I didn’t learn that the flea flicker signal had been changed. That game I was confident we were going to beat the Greensboro Gale even though we were away. The Gale won the coin toss. They chose to kick and have the momentum at halftime.
Griffin jogged out to the end zone to receive the kick. Boom! You could hear the noise of the kicker kicking it, that’s one of my favorite football sounds, except when Griffin fumbles that kick. The ball was loose, but he scooped it back up, stalling the defense, breaking a tackle and racing down the field. The field was wide open for about 60 yards until one defender caught up. Griffin reached the 10 yard line but didn’t shake that defender. At the 5 yard line he dove. It seemed like slow-mo as Griffin outstretched his whole body and you heard it crash! The defender hit him but some how Griffin hung on. Touchdown Raptors! The few Raptors parents were going crazy as the Gale fans groaned.
Our kicker, Tommy followed with a touchback and our defense forced a three and out. Griffin received the punt and took it back 46 yards to midfield. I thrust my helmet on and jogged out onto the field. I called a pass play in the huddle. “Lets go!” I said to get my team pumped up. I threw a pass to our tight end number 45 ,who dropped it. I called a sweep to Robbie. (Tip, This play always works in Madden)But not in real life Robbie was caught for a loss of five. I overthrew a pass to Henry. 4th down and time to punt. I walked off the field in disgust after our horrible drive. The Gale were eating up the clock and picking up little gains of 6 ,8 , and,3 yards tiring our defense they eventually scored and we were down 14-7 going into halftime.
Coach was fired up. THIS IS NOT RAPTORS FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!(slams headset) YOU NEED TO GET OFF YOUR LITTLE @#$%* AND PLAY SOME REAL (&%*^%& FOOTBALL!!!!!. (throws the Gatorade bottle) IF I DON’T SEE MORE OUT OF YOU DREW I’M GONNA PUT TOMMY IN THERE AS QB AND WE ALL DON’T WANT THAT. (shakes me) SO GET YOUR BUTTS OUT THERE AND PLAY LIKE A TEAM. WHO ARE WE? RAPTORS WHO ARE WE? RAPTORS! RAPTORS! RAPTORS! 1! 2! 3! RAPTORS LETS GO!!!!!!
Coming out of halftime we were absolutely fired up from Coach Anderson’s speech. Our defense forced a fumble and one of our linemen returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. That had me going crazy. By the fourth quarter the score was 21-17 Gale. There were five minutes left and we got the ball at our own 15 yard line. Robbie chipped away at the clock, first and ten, six more four here, pitch there. The clock was running out and Robbie showed no signs of tiring out. I threw a deep pass to Henry but it was nearly intercepted. All right, there was 00:07 on the clock and we had 1 timeout. It was third and 10 from midfield the smart thing to do would be to throw a medium pass to Griffin and let him run, but there was very little time to do that. We had to do our Flea Flicker, I got the signal from coach and called the play. Our O-Line looked at me I was crazy but we went with it. I threw a perfect pitch to Robbie, but he wasn’t even there, he was streaking down the field just like all my receivers. A defensive player pounced on the ball as time ran out.
(Coach broke his headset) What had gone wrong? I called the right play but my receivers didn’t do the right play. Coach screamed in my ear, “I CALLED THE HAIL MARY!!!! DID YOU EVEN NOTICE WHEN I CHANGED THE SIGNAL THURSDAY AT PRACTICE,OR WERE YOU JUST WORRYING ABOUT YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT?!” “I’m sorry coach.” I replied. “Go run.” he yelled. I did.