Clockwork Mantis

There are few things one can work harder for than the chirp of the crowd: the sound of a crowd watching in recognition of a hand raised inevitably.  Only a true victory can eliminate its own noise.  Make it devoid of any triumphant calls or cheers.  The chirp of the crowd can only be earned by the work put in when most are letting the real crickets make the only noise.  An extra run through the dark morning or night; more importantly, extra work in a wrestling room more apt to be a basement storage facility than victory celebration site. … Continue reading Clockwork Mantis