Sunday Stories: “Sympathy”

Sympathy by Ashton Politanoff Stewart was currently ranked 52 in the world, his highest ranking yet. At twenty-nine, this was his year. Everyone knew that when tennis players turned thirty, it was all downhill, unless you were Agassi. It happened on the practice court. He tossed the yellow ball up in the air, fuzzy from the heat, and whacked it. Immediately, he felt the shooting pain. He tried to shake it out, dropping the racquet on the baseline and dangling […]

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