Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Playground...

The bells rings. All the children bolted to the playground excited to be free of the constraints of the classroom. Finally. They are free to release their pent up energy. All of the sudden SNAP! The freedom is snatched away in an instant by a flying soccer ball. He drops to his knees. Ironically, this innocent game of soccer has cast a dark shadow to his upcoming baseball season. His parents exhaust their options. Surgery is scheduled for in the morning. Soon his little hand will be manipulated back to where they should be, and pins will be inserted. Nevertheless, we will all be cheering him on as he wakes at the hospital, rather than our normal perch at the baseball field.


EXHAUST (transitive verb)
1a : to consume entirely : use up
b : to tire extremely or completely
c : to deprive of a valuable quality or constituent
2a : to draw off or let out completely
b : to empty by drawing off the contents; specifically : to create a vacuum in
3a : to consider or discuss (a subject) thoroughly or completely
b : to try out the whole number of

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Unfortunately, this is based on what happened to my nephew. He went through surgery yesterday like a champ. 


  1. Nicely done. Hope everything turns out OK.

  2. A very nice heartfelt story. Hope all goes well with his hand.

  3. I hope your nephew comes through with flying colors!

  4. All the best to your nephew.This is a lovely piece of writing:-)

  5. Good health and quick healing to your nephew.

  6. Really good! Wishing your nephew the best!

  7. What poignant imagery! Sending love, light, and healing to your nephew and family as you go through this process.

  8. I hope he gets better quickly! (: Great little story!

  9. Oh my goodness. As a parent, I can empathize with how awful this experience must've been. Great writing!