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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Week(s) (02/10/11)

TITLE: Honest Abe Weekes, A to Z
By Tim Pickl
02/12/11


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Ace Pitcher “Honest” Abe Weekes nervously looked at the signal and nodded;

Big” Ben Johnson stood at bat at home plate, sweating, waiting for the final pitch.

'Curve ball', down and away is delivered and “Big” Ben reached with a big swing;

Dust flew as the catcher grabbed the ball as the umpire called, "Strike!" and “Yer out!”

Ecstatic, Abe threw his glove into the air and ran toward home plate screaming “YES!”

Fans on their feet clapped, cheered and danced because history was made that day…

Give it up for ‘Honest’ Abe Weekes!” barked the baseball park announcer.

High fives and congratulations were in abundance as the baseball season ended.

It had been weeks—several weeks—since the last no hitter in the Major Leagues;

Just tell it to me straight, Abe, what does this no hitter mean to you and this team?

Kyle, first I want to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for giving me the opportunity.

Last year, we got close to getting further into the playoffs; but when we lost…

My, oh my—I’m sorry—I didn’t think I’d be this emotional during your interview…

“’Next year’, I said, and kept on saying it and kept on believing it and doing it.

Our team—not just me, Kyle—our team came together as onewe believed it!

Put yourself in my shoes—how would you feel—struggling night after night?

Quitting this year was NOT an option—we were determined together to fight.

Run—but run toward the giants you face, in the name of the Lord, like David!

So, Abe—what kept you ‘honest’ throughout the season and into the playoffs?”

Totally surrender yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ—always make Him first.”

Until today, weeks had gone by since you gave interviews—why the silence?”

Very early in the season, I decided to remove all distractions so I could focus.”

Well, ‘Honest’ Abe, sir, you deserve all the honors you’ve worked so hard for.”

Xerox this, Kyle: we’re going to repeat this season next year, just watch us.”

You know what, Abe, I believe you! Now, I’ve heard a rumor that you’ve all become—”

Zealots? This is the way I see it: we believe it, and then we do it, just like Acts.”


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Lisa Fowler02/17/11
Fantastic "week" through the alphabet! Your creative mind was turning this week! Thank you for sharing.
Virgil Youngblood 02/17/11
A timely entry for the first week of spring training. Play Ball! Go Rangers!
Theresa Santy 02/21/11
Very, very clever.
Lollie Hofer 02/21/11
Now this was thinking out of the box...I'm assuming you're a baseball fan or was it a coincidence it fell the opening week of baseball camp? Interesting take on challenge.
Noel Mitaxa 02/22/11
I bet you had a ball putting this together. Very cleverly done.
Danielle King 02/23/11
Don't know the first thing about baseball but admired the creativity of the entry.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/23/11
This baseball lover thoroughly enjoyed this story from A to Z and everything in between!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/24/11
Congratulations for placing 9th in level 3 and 27th overall!