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The vacant lot on Cherry Street became the place to be when school let out for summer. All the guys had something to prove. When it was my turn at bat, nobody got excited. It was as if everyone knew I would be struck out and wasn’t worth their attention. Determind, I took my swing, expecting to swing air once again. Smack! Elation filled my heart as the Louisville Slugger struck the ball sending it flying. Thrilled, I ran until the heart sickening sound of shattering glass stopped me cold. Grandpa always said one swallow does not make a summer.
A fictional story written for the Friday Light and Shade Challenge, we were asked to write a piece of fiction in 100 words or less using the quote “one swallow does not make a summer”by Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) and the picture above. I discovered that according to Google the quote is a proverb which means that a single fortunate event does not mean that what follows will also be good.