Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers’ challenge this week is around the theme of boxing, as you can see from the photo prompt. Here is my 100 word story.

photo courtesy of J Hardy Carroll

My Home Town

My dad was a big man, wanted me to be a big man too, boxer like him. I remember being at the ringside watching his moves, his bravery, his power And the raw energy in the hall.

I’m big like him, cos I trained all through my growing up. He was my hero – died suddenly, brain injury they said. I left, studied, became an engineer. Just visiting my home town now, my old gym, feels its tug on me. Hear his voice ‘Be a boxer, be proud, honour your dad.’ Tell myself ‘be brave, make a tough decision’…….

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