Like a brick


I knew she was going to do it, but still stepped into her round kick to my head. I thought I could block it, instead I hit the mat hard, to be attended to by Disney-esque bluebirds.

I didn’t win the match, but I did get up and finish it, even scored a head shot too.

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Prompt #29: Share your DUMBEST INJURY ever

For about 10 years, I trained in martial arts and competed at the national and world level. I was a very good fighter. In this particular match, I went up against a known opponent. I had sparred against this woman many times, I knew her style. We were friends. I saw her tell for a round kick, and also knew she was aiming high. I was trying to be cool. I though I could get in under the kick, block her, and score with a punch to the body. It didn’t work out how I planned.

She caught me square on the chin, and I went down like a brick. I never loss consciousness, but I did actually see cartoon birds circling my head. I also sported an impressive bruise for several weeks.

I asked the center judge to, “just give me a second,” because I didn’t want a forfeit. I did finally get my footing again and completed the match. I lost on points, but learned that I can take a punch.

NaBloPoMo 5/30

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

7 thoughts on “Like a brick

  1. This title is so perfect. But your story is incredible. I knew you were badass, T, but this just sealed it! Nice job taking the kick and getting back up!


  2. That’s it. You’re hired. If I ever need a body guard, I’m calling YOU, Tara. Nobody would ever suspect you.

    I realize that this match didn’t go the way you’d planned, but I am still uber impressed. UBER!

    Thanks for playing.


  3. I’m beginning to think that there is just nothing that haven’t done, don’t know about and it makes you cool and better; extremely Interesting.


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