Flash Fiction: Dreams on Ice

February 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story on ice. It can be an event on the ice, a game on ice or a drink on ice. Go where the prompt leads you.

Dreams on Ice

As the bourbon disappeared from the glass, the ice began to clink as Samuel rhythmically swayed his hand to the national anthem on tv. No one around here would know it, but Samuel was once on his way to Olympics himself. 

Decades ago when he first started letting his drinking get out of control, he had one or five too many before a qualifying match. His actions on the ice that day ruined his hockey career forever. Now the best he can do is sit in his usual spot at the bar and watch other people achieve his dream. (99 words)

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