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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/10/08)

TITLE: The Goalie
By Shan Gillard
01/14/08


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“Ryan, have you filled out all of the scholarship forms from University of Denver? That was a tremendous offer, and you don’t want to lose it.”

“Ah, Mom, I’ve been thinking. You know what a great season I’ve had this year. I’ve had more shut-outs than any goalie since the ice hockey program started. I think I should look at bigger schools like University of Michigan or Minnesota.”

“I know you’re a really good goalie and you’ve been working hard at it, but we do live in Texas. Ice hockey hasn’t been here for all that long. Anyway, you know I won’t be able to afford to send you away to a four year college if you don’t get a scholarship, and I don’t think you’re going to qualify for an academic scholarship. If you let this fall through, you may end up attending junior college and living at home.”

“Don’t sweat it, Mom. I’ve already got the offer from DU. I’ll just let it ride for a little while so I can check out these other schools and let their recruiters get a chance to see me. I’m not worried.”

Six months later…

“Ryan, graduation will be here be soon. You did take care of that scholarship, didn’t you.. Hold that thought while I answer the door… Hello, Emily. It’s so nice to see you. I haven’t seen you in quite a while except at church. How are you doing?”

“I’m fine, Mrs. Templer. Ryan and I have to finish up a project we’re working on for English; our last big project before exams and graduation. I can hardly believe high school is almost over.”

“Ryan and I were just talking about that, weren’t we? I hope you’ve finalized your plans for college, Emily. Where are you going?”

“It seems the Lord really worked that out for me. You know I play ice hockey. I’m a goalie like Ryan. I had hoped to get a scholarship, and I had been praying about going to Denver because my sister lives there. I got a call last week from the University of Denver. I had applied for a scholarship there, but they were looking at someone else. I guess the other person wasn’t interested. They’re giving the scholarship to me. The coach said goalie was the only position he would give to a girl, and I have been playing on guys’ teams, so he thinks I can handle it. I’ll leave the first of July to go up and start working out with the team.”


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LauraLee Shaw01/21/08
Whoa, OUCH! EXCELLENT illustration of the proverb. Great job!
Linda Germain 01/21/08
Wonderful teaching for every procrastinator.This would also fit "A Stitch in time..."
Yvonne Blake 01/22/08
Good use of dialogue.
I was a little confused. Is DU the same as the University of Denver? I thought they were in Texas.
Good thoughts...keep writing
Holly Westefeld01/24/08
I love the irony of Ryan's project partner receiving the scholarship.
Perhaps I might not have wanted to be around after she left, though.