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“Oh yeah?” thought Devin. He dialed the phone.
“Steve! Two home runs from Pujols! Nice pitching from Richards, too.”
Somewhere in New York, an alarm sounded.
Steve is still searching for his friend.
Dustin Petzold is a recent graduate of George Washington University and a resident of Washington DC. He co-founded Crooked Scoreboard, a blog focused on humor and culture in sports. He thinks this bio should be shorter than the story, so he’s ending it now.
My father always claimed he had a baseball signed by Babe Ruth.
After he died, we searched through his stuff. I found a baseball, but it wasn’t signed by Babe Ruth. It was signed by someone named George Herman Ruth, so we sold it at the garage sale for $4.
Harry Demarest has retired after careers encompassing scientific research, teaching at a university, software development, web application development, and voter database compilation and distribution. He is now spending his time with his grandchildren and writing memoirs and short stories.
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Jim was attending his first major league baseball game. From his upper level seat he could see them in the dugout: Mickey, Yogi, Whitey.
For a brief moment he was disappointed. They weren’t the mythical electronic figures that had filled his television screen. They were just men in baseball uniforms.
Michael J. Moran is a retired university professor living in Alabama. Leaving behind the drudgery of writing scientific articles and text books, he now writes short stories and flash fiction pieces reflecting the people and culture of the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania where he grew up.
Eric approached the plate the exact moment his marriage proposal flashed on the Jumbotron. Swinging early on a changeup, he hit a screamer foul down the third base line, hitting Amy as she beamed at the lights expressing his eternal love, killing her instantly.
The crowd, seeing the Jumbotron, cheered.
Bryan Joyner is a middle-aged banker who read about 50 word stories in Daniel Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”, and began using the concept to connect with his two college age children. Each of them write stories and send them to each other for feedback.
James approached the plate nervously. The pitcher was dripping in the heat.
Previous attempts had excited the audience, but they were foul.
Four pitchers and ten full Counts later, James was crowned grand champion. He just barely made it home safe from the Royal Count’s Eating Contest before throwing up.
Charlie Dunn is a college student studying abroad in Japan. He wrote this story during his daily commute. (Ed. That’s the beauty of microfiction, eh?)