The persistence (short story) by ALI KHAZAAL
On one day, there was a young man named Frank. He was in the last year of high school. He was very ambitious. He wanted to complete his study in college. At the same time, He was interested in basketball. He thought that he would get a scholarship if he played well in the national championship. Also, he needed to prove himself in this game since this was the best gift to his father who taught and supported him for many years.
Frank didn’t have tall or strong body like other players. He had skill and was fast. In addition, he was training and preparing very well. He played as a play maker. There was another player named James who played in the same position. James had a good height and good body build. Also, the coach of the team always preferred James to play. Frank wanted a chance to show his abilities and skills but he couldn’t get it.
The coach induced James to use stimulants that helped him to play well. Frank was learning about this situation, but he didn’t say anything to anyone because he loved his team. In spite of all these problems, Frank still dreamed and trained very well.
In the final match, James played the first and second quarter and then was injured. There was only Frank was able to play in this position. Unfortunately, the team was losing, but the chance was coming and he must take advantage of it to change all his dreams to reality. His play was fantastic. He didn’t just score or pass, but also he encouraged his friends to do their best. All his problems changed to power. He was a real leader inside the stadium. Finally, his team won and got the championship. Frank got his goals because of his persistence and hard work. He didn’t give up or forget his dreams.