Marc and Harry were sure to win the competition.
Today there is a car race. The candidates are children. Their age is between ten and twelve.
Marc is so excited to be the first in the square where an arrow indicates the race direction.
All the children are organized in the starting line where a man with a white and black flag is waiting to launch the starting signal.
"Hello! Albert, Is it your first competition?" Marc asks relaxed and smiling.
"Yes, I am so afraid, Marc," Albert responds.
"Be cool! It's just a game," Marc replies.
"Harry at the end of the line is calling, "Marc, we will both win, my friend".
"Sure", Marc replies.
Time is up and all the small cars are launched. They look like a group of ladybugs from afar.
Marc is the first followed by Harry.
They exchange smiles and waves. At the corner of the road, they take a path that seems empty and silent.
"Hi! Harry, are we in the right competition circuit?" Marc asks.
They drive further for finding a dead end.
They return to the road corner, rejoin the circuit and become the last of the group race.
For finally finding Albert on the podium with a gold medal.
"Hi! my friends! where have you been? You were supposed to be the champions?" Albert asks sarcastically.
Both Marc and Harry remain sad and flabbergasted when looking at each other.
Marc says," someone should never cry victory in advance".
KHBEY/The race/ 235 words/October 22nd/2020