Friday, May 1, 2020

The Art of Skateboarding

Senior citizen woman on a skateboard. Stock Photo

While sipping my tea at the crack of dawn, an idea sparked in my mind as I stared at my son's longboard, "I should try this. After all, it's all about balance." 

 I lifted the board and walked towards my cemented yard. 

After centering and grounding myself, I placed one foot on the board, and it whooshed off before I could put the other foot on it. 

The result was a loud thud with an Ouch of a higher decibel that was quick to wake up my family. 

"Nah! this is all about practice, not just a jiffy exercise!" 

 In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features long boards. They can be used in any way you imagine, including a name for sporting equipment. How are they used and who is using them? Go where the prompt leads!


D. Avery said...

I'm glad her wheels are still turning and she is reconsidering. Just because the youngsters make it look easy....

CharliMills said...

May we all grow with the curiosity to keep trying and the wisdom not to fall! Great story, Ruchira.

Susan Zutautas said...

My son's always made skateboarding look so easy. Ha!

Norah Colvin said...

It's great to give it a try - you're definitely braver than I.