Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff Fields.
This is my first post in quite a few weeks, what with work, moving house, general tiredness and a personal promise to finish off a 4k word short story (that’s been hanging around since March) conspiring to rob me of inspiration. But, I’m back in the arena, so to speak and I hope you enjoy my latest efforts.
As always, comments are appreciated. I will try to read everyone’s submission, but with submissions reaching triple digits each week, it’s sometimes difficult to get round to each one. Therefore, I will tend to read those who I follow, or who like / comment my story. And finally, I also try for a random selection from the list.
The Friday Fictioneers are a friendly group of online writers from all over the globe who endeavour to create short but fantastical tales with which to enthral and inspire both reader and writer alike. The genres and styles of writing are varied, so there is something for everyone to be found within its midst.
The Airplane Technique
A Heartwarming cry grabs my attention. Looking down, I see arms raised imperiously, a child’s demand to be picked up.
‘Up we go!’
Scooping down to lift him in the air, my words are greeted with squeals of enthusiasm, legs kicking wildly as we begin a well rehearsed game.
Spinning round, I hold him with arms outstretched; accompanied by the imaginary thrum of aircraft engines. We mimic a series of swoops and stalls, imagination taking us to the skies above.
Then a call is heard, a siren that ends the fun of the game.