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Competition

You’re set to play poker (or Scrabble or something else . . .) with a group of four. Write a story set during this game. Or, describe the ideal match: the players, the relationships — and the hidden rivalries.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us COMPETITION.

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The four pairs of eyes glared at the words on the scrabble board.  All the clues had a hidden meaning.

Ajay, Prakash, Rahul and Akash used to gather at the clubhouse to play a game of scrabble. But today, the mood was chilling. Everyone sensed something amiss. Akash was the top student in his class and was also captain of the school hockey team. He was to meet Rita on his way after the game.

CRIME, JEALOUS, HOCKEY, CAPTAIN, GRADE, FRIEND

Ajay looked at the words and then at Rahul. Rahul was sweating and nervous. He was not selected for the school hockey team and this time his grades were not good either.

Akash sensed trouble. He suddenly said “Guys, I have to go home”. He grabbed his hockey stick and started off. Ajay said, “Congrats Akash”. Rahul also congratulated him. But Rahul just looked down and ignored them.

I got to go too, he said. Akash was far ahead. Which way did he go? Rahul took a short cut through the forest and came to a clearing. He waited there for Akash.

Suddenly, he spotted him coming. He hid behind the bushes. As soon as Akash was near, he wrapped the sweater around his head and grabbing the hockey stick he knocked him down. He then ran as fast as he could.

Meanwhile, Ajay and Prakash sensed some trouble. They had seen Rahul nervous and suspected something. They quickly followed suit. They went to Akash’s house and checked. He had not reached home yet. His mother asked, “What has happened? Where is Akash?”. They told her about the game and assured her that they would find him.

They quickly went back and this time they took the short cut through the forest. After a long search they found Akash lying with his head covered in a grey sweater. That sweater belongs to Rahul, said Ajay. They found him bleeding from the head, but he was still breathing. The hockey stick was nearby.

They rushed him to the hospital and were able to save his life. His parents were relieved.

Let us catch Rahul and teach him a lesson! they said.

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1) http://themagicblackbook.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/competition
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3) http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/daily-prompt-the-perfect-game
4) http://vmtranblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/daily-prompt-the-perfect-game
5) http://melanielynngriffin.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/unspoken-words

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