Nobody’s Hero

December 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm (Uncategorized)

This was a short story I wrote back in April of 2013.

It’s actually quite different from the stuff I usually write (which is usually of a supernatural or mythological and folkloric nature).

Since I now have many more readers than I did back in April of 2013, I thought I would share this again.

Dracul Van Helsing

Ted Logan was nobody’s hero.

 

He wasn’t a hero to his wife.

 

He wasn’t a hero to his father.

 

He wasn’t a hero to his son.

 

He wasn’t even a hero to himself.

 

Ted Logan was a hockey player.

 

30 years old.

 

Played most of his life in the minor leagues.

 

Was called up to the NHL occasionally for a few games but was quickly hustled back down to the farm teams.

 

Over the course of his hockey career, 6 NHL Hockey teams had held his rights.

 

When he was traded, it was usually because both the major league team and the farm team wanted to give him up.

 

Now he was with his 7th NHL team.

 

But no lucky 7 for him.

 

Once again he played down on the farm.

 

But injuries to a couple…

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6 Comments

  1. anaatcalin said,

    Great characterization! I already bonded to the character, in just a few lines. Very well done, Chris.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Excellent write, Chris!
    Christmasy HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…hockey makes me think about one of the guys I dated in college…all of our dates had something to do with hockey…he played, watched, read about, taught…etc. 🙂 So, when I think of hockey, I think of him….fondly.

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