Tuesday Tales January 31st, 2012 Prompt Save.


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Henri Gilbert was the goalkeeper for a minor league hockey team in the wilds of Quebec.  He was just promoted out of junior hockey and in his first game.  The game was to be against a powerful team from just outside Montreal.

Henri took his pre skate before the opening face off for more than exercise, but to work off the jitters.  His teammates barely spoke to him.  He needed to prove himself.

Henri watched from the goal as the open face off was dropped.  The stronger team was penetrating his team’s defense as though they didn’t exist.  Henri had to be sharp and quick on his skates to stop the other team’s onslaught.

Until half way through the third period, when his team finally scored while the other team had a man in the penalty box did Henri’s team finally scored.  He had no time to even think.  Between periods he sat by himself in the locker room resting.

Only when he heard the final horn, signifying the end of the game could he look up at the scoreboard.  His team won 1-0, and he made fifty saves.  He saved his new team almost by himself.

And thus ended the debut of goalkeeper Henri Gilbert.

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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8 Responses to Tuesday Tales January 31st, 2012 Prompt Save.

  1. karencino says:

    Michael, I am a big sports fan, so you can imagine how much I enjoyed your tale. And what a wonderful way to use the word save.

  2. Sherry Gloag says:

    And I’ve no idea about ice hockey but you caught my interest.

  3. Tai says:

    As I am a die-hard Ranger fan! We are so rockin it now! Love this story. I really appreciated it.

  4. Lindsay says:

    That’s a wonderful story. So much packed into so few words.

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