I had a story written out in my mind with a very different N-word. But after what happened in Boston yesterday, the story that wrote itself was this very different one. Struggled to link it to a N-word, and while the link may be tenuous, the sentiments are real.
For as long as she’d been a runner, Nicole had dreamt of running the Boston Marathon. It was at Boston that Katherine Switzer proved that a woman could run a marathon without her uterus falling out. Year after year, she tried to qualify, but she always fell short by a few minutes. She was ready to give up.
As she watched the images on TV, Nicole had just one thought. Next year, she will somehow qualify for Boston. She will show those terrorists that their tactics don’t work. Never will she allow the terrorists to strike fear in her heart.
A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.