I pull back with my right arm, eyes set on the target.
I feel my body cease to sway as I take in one breath.
Not deep enough, I let it out, feel the ground come up to meet the arches of my feet.
I inhale once more, deep into my belly.
This is the one. I let it out.
I let go.
“How’d you do that?” Micah asks, walking with me to the other end of the yard.
“Easy,” I reply. “I through horseshoes the way Katniss shoots arrows.”
I’m participating in the 9th annual Slice of Life Challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.