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Day 27: Story taking place during a sporting event (any sport)

My source of inspiration ^_^

The Competition

The crowd was silent as I stood face to face with his opponent. Eleven. Names didn’t matter now. This was a game of numbers and skills. A drop of sweat slowly ran from the side of my forehead, along my cheeks and fell of his chin onto the ground with a deafening noise. My breathing was heavy, yet controlled. My mind fully focused on my every movement. The ball kept bouncing from my hand to the ground and back. There were 3 people standing between me and the goal. Eleven stood right in front of me swaying from side to side to cover a larger area. I looked him straight in the eye, not losing focus for even a split second. My own teammates were relying on this single moment. In front of the goal there was an another one, Five and the third one was standing at 10 o’clock, Seven. It took one more second to determine my course of action, another second of mental preparation before the moment of truth.

With a sudden movement of swaying to my right side I alerted Eleven, still making sure not to lose eye contact and showing his full determination in his every movement. Right. The obvious side, out of reach from his opponents, but predictable. Eleven thought he could read his movements and made one fatal step to the same right side before he saw his defeat. I quickly recovered myself from my diversion and bounced the ball to my right hand while putting all my weight on my left foot. A subtle turn of 180 degrees while bouncing the ball back to my left hand left me standing with my back towards the goal staring at the big orange 11 on my opponent’s back. Without a second thought I bounced the ball with my right hand through my legs catching it again with my left hand behind my back. I turned around the ball before it had the chance to bounce back to the floor and focused my full attention on running straight at Seven. His surprised face was his downfall as my determination overruled his actions. I ran with full speed ahead towards him while he sought the help of Five with his eyes. Wrong. Just before a fatal collision I balanced my weight on my right foot again and took a gamble. Both hands on the ball. I turned my right foot so I could face the goal that was 45 degrees to my left. In the same movement I relied on the strength in my foot to make a jump. Before I took off in the air I could see the look of desperation on the face of an approaching Five. In the air I waited to throw the ball I held it for as long as I could. I felt myself falling backwards more and more and the exact moment when my body was nearly parallel to the floor underneath me I threw the ball as best as I could. Five made an effort to jump, but the throwing angle had made it an impossible block. With a hard smack I fell on the floor right in front of Seven’s feet. One second the doubt remained in my head as I stared at the ceiling. Then I heard it. The buzzing sound of a perfect goal. My friend behind me helped me up and started patting me on the back. “Great job Al, you blew us away again.” I couldn’t stop smiling at my friends who were my enemies just moments ago. A happy feeling took me over. Victory.


So I finally did the challenge about sports XD I got some inspiration from the anime kokuro no basket ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you guys like it ^_^ Some side info, today I got a birthday present from all you bloggers world wide! My 1000th view ๐Ÿ˜€ (actually it was yesterday, but whatever XD) Thanks everyone! After this, 2 days of challenge left ๐Ÿ˜€


Judging a book by…


Today I got tagged by Emily in what appears to be a new YouTube trend. The rules are simple; answer a few questions, tag someone, let them answer the same questions. The topic? Books ๐Ÿ˜€

Now let me tell you guys something about me and books. When I was young I spent hours and hours whining my mom’s ears of, begging her to finally teach me how to read! And when I could, I was a whole new world! When I read a book I like I can go literally days without food, water or anything that makes me feel like a normal human being, depending how long the book is. Non-stop reading! Though lately I didn’t have the time to read that much anymore ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I had to stop reading fun books for a while because it was too addicting and I wouldn’t study at all anymore ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

But I’ll stop the blabbing and start the questions ^_^

Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough.

Well this depends on the book of course. First of all I really hate it when I start searching for the info about the book and it turns out there’s none. Come on! What is this book about? If you’re not gonna tell me, how would I know the book is fun enough to bring with me? No, I want at least a brief bit about the book itself. (Sometimes the books looks so awesome though I take it anyway). Another thing I don’t like is when I read the summary, like the book and halfway through it I find out that the summary told me everything already. There has to be some mystery, always!

New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?ย ย 

The only time I like a paperback is when I want to read in the bus or something like that, because it easily fits in my bag. For the rest of the time I don’t like them that much because the easily bend, once you’ve read it all kinds of wrinkles appear in it and it’s not as clean and pretty anymore (I like my books clean and pretty). Don’t leave a paperback in my care for too long… Something magically happens and the book always ends up ruined ^^’. That’s why I really like hardcover’s! They don’t break that easily -,- And they feel so book-ish which gives me a feeling of awesomeness! That bookish feeling is why I don’t like e-books that much ๐Ÿ˜› Maybe on a holiday, bringing an e-reader, but that’s all. Audiobooks… No. Just No. Not even a little. Having an interpretation ready for you in the voice just won’t cut it at all :p

Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean? (Tell us why).

Why on earth would I write in my books ๐Ÿ˜› I’m not learning from them or anything, it’s a hobby not school! I read for fun, so my fun books are clean. There’s one fun book that I write in and that’s my Bible, because that’s the difficult, I-need-to-make-a-note-of-this kinda fun :P.

In your best voice, read for us your favourite 1st sentence from a book.

This is originally a youtube thing, but on here I can’t say it ๐Ÿ˜› To get a sentence I thought I’d pick a sentence from the first book I see. Apparently I’m surrounded by about 5 books and the closest is my Bible. Since Emily already did that one I’ll take the one from ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ by Trudi Canavan: “There was no fast and painless way to perform an amputation, Tessia knew” Well that seems a bit weird ^^ I swear the rest of the book is fun! In a normal way!

Does it matter to you whether the author is male of female when youโ€™re deciding on a book? What if youโ€™re unsure of the authorโ€™s gender?

I don’t care! Halway through when I find out what the authors name is I might think, ha, a woman/man that explains.

Ever read ahead? Or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? (Do confess thy sins, foul demon!)

Yes >,< I’m so sorry authors of all the books! I couldn’t bear the tension, I was shaking when I turned the pages, I tried to stop myself by closing my eyes! Keeping my hands in front of them blocking my view if I was to curious to keep my eyes closed, and then spreading my fingers as sneaky as possible peeking at the ending, knowing I would regret it the second later! I admit… I’m a sinner >,< (True story though…)

Organized bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves?

Euhm… As soon as I get a proper bookshelve I might try to get it organised? I guess? Right now it’s… Euhm… Next question.

THIS is my bookshelve ๐Ÿ˜€

Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Sadly I have to admit… I hardly buy books >,< I don’t have money, and if I feed my addiction I might lose myself in it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ But I’ve taken from the library just because they were pretty yeah! I have the first 5 books of the Alex Rider series from Anthony Horowitz (bought them when I was about 13?) in my small collection because the first book that I took from the library, based on it’s shiny cover :D, was so good that I couldn’t let it go. Which reminds me, I want the rest of the series too *.* even though I’m a bit too old for it now ๐Ÿ˜›

Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I mostly read in my bed, because it’s so comfortable. Reading outside is great too when it’s in soft grass. Anything is ok I guess as long as I don’t sit behind a desk or something. To be able to read comfortably I have to be able to switch my position at least once every hour. I like to twist and turn multiple times because chances are that I won’t let go of the book until it’s finished and for that I need my space ๐Ÿ˜›

I’m tagging…ย weaklyshortstoriesย ๐Ÿ˜€

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