Healthy Competition

She called as soon as the office opened, determined to be first on the first, but the phone rang busy, the line crammed with eager end-seekers, all not wanting to wait their turn.


Written in response to a Trifextra Writing Challenge: 33 words taking off on this line from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races, “It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”

10 Comments on “Healthy Competition

  1. “First on first”-nice play:with words:-)And I loved how you brought the basic flaw in human nature in that how we tend to view others with disdain while we continue to do the same with no compunction 🙂

  2. Nice twist. It makes me wonder at the reason why so many seek death.

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