I may be a blind sports writer at Yahoo

It’s a Monday morning; I’m sitting at the writing desk with my usual honey tea sitting beside a hot, and dusty, keyboard when an email comes into my email inbox. Oh my god, I gasp as I read the signature of the email before the reply to my internship request. He’s a person in Yahoo sports, and manages the Yahoo sports radio. I also wonder why Microsoft Office Word doesn’t recognize Yahoo. After gawking at the signature like a child I read the body. Quotes leap out at me like a fawn on roller blades. It also hits me that I will be a blind writer working for Yahoo. I’m so eager to do well and show him what I can do that I want to start typing up articles straight away but I read the quotes first.

“You have talent.”

“I think you’d be a great asset to the team.”

“Do you see yourself writing about sports, politics, social issues, or a bit of everything?”

Oh my god! How should I answer that last question?

I’ve never been a sports writer, and I definitely couldn’t tell you who the Chicago bears are, but I have a vast arsenal of verbs and adjectives at my disposal. One good thing about me is that I’m definitely a quick learner. The only reason I’d ever watch boys play sports was so that I could imagine the black players sweat.

Perhaps, though, that I can take on politics. I have a lot of opinions though and I don’t think that will do very well in the political world.

Settling on an answer, I reply with a little bit of everything and then explain the above thought process in a much more formal fashion, leaving out that I think all them tall football players are gorgeous when they race down the field like a pair of runway models.

I look up what sports writers do, and I don’t get very far. Mostly they just say they write about games and stats. At least my verbiage can come in handy when I’m writing about the game events…

There’s a big IF however. What if my college doesn’t accept the internship credit? What then? Will I be denied? I wouldn’t see why Wilbur Wright College wouldn’t accept this kind of internship credit. I’ll just have to wait and see. Waiting… man I need some more tea.

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Robert W Kingett

Robert Kingett is a gay blind journalist, and author, with many publications in magazines, anthologies, and blogs. He has judged many writing contests and has won many awards for his writings and advocacy.

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