It’s that time again! Mega Meme Monday is back for round two and this time, we’re upping the ante! Not only will you get all the goodies outlined in last week’s post, we’re also throwing in a $5.00 gift card for Amazon’s Kindle Store so you can look into Amber Lynn Natusch’s most recent installment in The Caged Series, or grab a copy of Samantha Towle’s The Mighty Storm before it’s sequel is released in August, or you can snag one of my personal favorites G.P. Ching’s The Soulkeepers Series. The choice is yours! All you have to do is write us a little story (500-1,500 words) about the photo at the bottom of this post and send it to email@example.com! We’ll pick a winner and you’ll be notified by email!
Without further ado, this week’s Mega Meme was written by Miss Simone Nicole! She’s a budding writer from somewhere in the south of Australia and she’s got a wicked sense of humor that comes across well in her writing. Feel free to show her some love by clicking on her name and liking her Facebook page!
Jimmy Crocket slays great white with knockout punch.
The humiliated, three times world champ was rumored to have disappeared after his boxing career ended with a first round knockout landed by a relatively unknown rookie.
The rumor mill had gone crazy with all sorts of outlandish stories; some claimed that he had been admitted to a mental institution due to the punch scattering his few remaining brain cells, one tabloid claimed that he had fled to the Amazon to become one with his ape brethren and, by far the craziest, (and most popular) was that Jimmy became Jane. After 26 grueling surgeries Jimmy had been completely transformed into a woman. The fabricated images that circulated around every social media site out there paled in comparison to the actual story that we have uncovered.
Almost as preposterous as his becoming Jane, Jimmy had indeed fled the country and made his way across the broken seas to become a surfer in West Australia. Desperate to escape his infamy and shame, he had gone to the only place he wouldn’t be recognized to live his childhood dream. Sadly, that dream was short lived.
He may have stung like a butterfly and floated like a bee in the boxing world but on a surf board, he sank like his boxing career—instantly. The lightness of foot and catlike reflexes were clearly left on the mat with his pride. He refused to give up though. Having been offered a job as a life guard, his days were spent saving stray dogs, deranged grandmothers and drunken bums while his nights were spent trying not to break his surf board in two.
The monotone routine had lasted six whole months, until one ordinary Tuesday afternoon the school kids stopped playing beach football, the seagulls weren’t stealing chips and the deranged grandmothers had started to scream.
Having spent so many years training, it had become part of his daily workout to don his gloves and run a few miles along the beach. The screams become more and more clear the closer he got to the crowd that had started gathering. “Shark!” the all screamed, pointing in the general direction of the small fin sailing through the shallow seas.
Jimmy didn’t stop running.
He splashed into the surf, grabbing a board from a fleeing surfer and started paddling out, still gloved, toward the fin.
A single communal gasp hushed the chaos along the shoreline as he dove into the salty water mere feet from where the fin had just vanished beneath the swells.
No one knows exactly what transpired beneath the surface, but the crowd erupted into applause and cheers when Jimmy surfaced from the crashing waves a few minutes later. Somehow, he had debilitated the giant fish and flung it over his shoulder before setting foot on the hot sand.
Surrounded by the beaming, cheering crowd, he saw a single, scowling onlooker with the acronym PETA plastered across her shirt in large black letters.
He stared right at her and met her scowl with a smirk, “Sushi anyone?”
As always, happy writing!