Unlikely Pair

Writing prompts are designed to kick-start your creativity. A writing prompt is simply a topic around which you start jotting down ideas. The prompt could be a single word, a short phrase, a complete paragraph or even a picture, with the idea being to give you something to focus upon as you write. You may stick very closely to the original prompt or you may wander off. Read the prompt and see where it takes you.

Make two lists. One of action verbs from sports and the other list common everyday plural nouns.
Now draw arrows to connect the nouns and verbs in strange combinations.
Pick one or more of these combinations in a story that begins:
“In the morning when the clock struck six…”