Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge is proud to announce that it does not recieve one dime of Federal funding and will not be a victim of government cutbacks. This week's word is "Forward", and my story is "Protect This House".
James looked down, breathing hard. James knew his role from the first time he strapped on skates. He showed his worth in the corners, doing the dirty work, checking and being checked, letting the glamour boys soak up the goals. Being a fourth line forward, you hit who they say to hit, fight when they say to fight. He was as gentle as a March breeze with his twin girls, but in order to keep the paychecks that fed his daughters coming in, he had to make his living, and to do that, he had to dole out the misery.