The Scarecrow

December 16, 2020 at 11:46 am 30 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 December 2020

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

 
Bill stood out from the crowd for being tall and skinny. His classmates at school loved to pick on him. They called him scarecrow. To add insult to injury, they dubbed him a coward for ignoring much shorter guys who challenged him to fisticuffs.

Then the basketball coach discovered he could play ball. After helping the high school team win the national championship, Bill became a bonafide superstar.

What a turnaround. Girls who used to avoid him like a plague were now eager to be seen with him and started fighting for the privilege of taking him to the prom.

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  • 1. neilmacdon  |  December 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    The ugly duckling wins through

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    • 2. plaridel  |  December 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      neil:

      it’s about time.

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  December 16, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve never understood the attraction – maybe because I never excelled at any sport! Hope he enjoys his new found fame!

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    • 4. plaridel  |  December 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      iain:

      you’re not alone. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. oldentimes  |  December 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    A story with more than a grain of truth. If you play sports, you’re a king.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  December 16, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      oldentimes:

      i know.

      Reply
  • 7. Tannille  |  December 16, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Ah high school status. So glad we out grow it, well most of us.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  December 17, 2020 at 11:16 am

      tannille:

      you’re right on the money. 🙂

      Reply
  • 9. justjoyfulness  |  December 17, 2020 at 2:25 am

    I’m sure this has happened to many an underdog. Nice one!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  December 17, 2020 at 11:16 am

      justjoyfulness:

      true that. 🙂

      Reply
  • 11. Sandra  |  December 17, 2020 at 7:05 am

    A tale of triumph over circumstance. Lovely!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  December 17, 2020 at 11:16 am

      sandra:

      all it takes is to find the right role to fit in 🙂

      Reply
  • 13. Susan A Eames  |  December 17, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Lovely feelgood ending!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 14. plaridel  |  December 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

      susan:

      I’m glad you liked it. thank you. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. rochellewisoff  |  December 17, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    Your story left me warm, fuzzy and smiling.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 16. plaridel  |  December 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

      rochelle:

      after some reflection, i decided to put a positive spin on it in the spirit of the season. 🙂

      Reply
  • 17. Keith's Ramblings  |  December 17, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Looks like he scored in the end! Bring on the WAGS!

    My story!

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    • 18. plaridel  |  December 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

      keith:

      better late than never. 🙂

      Reply
  • 19. draliman  |  December 18, 2020 at 12:50 am

    I can’t help thinking those girls are rather shallow. I don’t suppose he minds, though 🙂

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    • 20. plaridel  |  December 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      draliman:

      i don’t think so either. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. James McEwan  |  December 18, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Scarecrow to basketball star, a great turn around for him.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  December 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      james:

      he should enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. granonine  |  December 18, 2020 at 7:03 am

    I saw something like this happen more than once during my teaching years.

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    • 24. plaridel  |  December 18, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      linda:

      i won’t be surprised at all.

      Reply
  • 25. liz young  |  December 18, 2020 at 8:16 am

    I hope he saw through the star-struck girls and found a genuine one.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  December 18, 2020 at 3:35 pm

      liz:

      with so many to choose from, he might find it hard.

      Reply
  • 27. ahtdoucette  |  December 18, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Interesting take on the prompt. I hope all goes well for him.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  December 21, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      anne:

      it should for the time being. fame is fleeting.

      Reply
  • 29. msjadeli  |  December 19, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    He needs to remember those who rejected him before celebrity and avoid them. Celebrity doesn’t last forever, and when he’s lost it, he’ll lose his star-seeker admirers….

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    • 30. plaridel  |  December 21, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      msjadeli:

      well said.

      Reply

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