For this one, you must get life-saving information before entering the arena.
GLADIATOR MOVES (any gender, mid teens through late forties)
"Die with honor"... so, alright. The chances that I'm going to die out there are high. Inevitable. Sort of. But you see, it's the "honor" part that I'd like to point out. "Honor" meaning that we put on a really good show for the arena, right? Meaning that we show some decent skill before getting disembowled, right?
"Die with honor." That implies that we've got to live a LITTLE before the inevitable. So coach, I'm just asking for some tricks that I can practice. Just a feeeeew extra moves that could save my life-- even for just another minute before I "die with honor."
Come on, coach. I'm sure you know a couple of tricks. This is-- forgive me-- a certain type of show biz, isn't it? And there's got to be some "honor" in that, somewhere? Maybe?
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