Steve had it all: star quarterback of the Dragons, boyfriend of Maggie Greenberg – the shimmering haired goddess of the cheerleader squad. They were everybody’s “couple most likely to succeed“.
It didn’t quite work out that way.
Steve flunked out of college after his freshman year, been pumping gas on Highway 835 ever since. Maggie stayed at home pumping out their five kids.
Steve hasn’t been feeling himself for weeks now: kinda disconnected, confused. His games of catch have had to be put on hold; the old cannon doesn’t quite sling like it used to, some days it don’t work at all.
“An old football wound,” he slurs.
Maggie is worried. We all are.
These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.