Summer Writing Exercise Series #65: Repetition with the King of the Hill

For today's writing exercise you will write a piece of poetry or prose which contains the following phrase at least four times (non-sequentially):

"One child remained standing."

    Think of this both literally and metaphorically, and maybe have the sentence begin earlier, or continue past the word standing—is it a sequence of different kids being the last remaining kid, or is it one kid who remains throughout multiple incidents?

    If you'd like some background music to write to, try Suite No 2 from the movie Legends of the Fall, by James Horner.