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The Writing Group (First Flight)

August 18, 2020

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch is this week’s challenge.

August 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a first flight. It can be anything or anyone that flies. What is significant about the first? Go where the prompt leads!

First Flight

I can’t say he took it all in, but today was a beautiful day for a first flight. The sun shined down from a bold blue sky and lit the runway.

“Ground control to Captain Griffin.”

“Griffin here.”

“We’re a ‘go’, Captain.”

And just like that things started to speed up.

“You got it?” I huffed as I started to run faster.

“I think so.” His voice was a little shaky, but not from fear.

“I’m letting go now, Griff. Hold the handles and keep pedaling.”

“I— I got it, dad!”

And just like that my son was flying.



3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2020 2:16 pm

    I love this! I’d been thinking of bikes too with this prompt but it didn’t bloom. This is what I’d have wanted to have written.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      August 26, 2020 10:45 am

      Thank you! This comment made me feel good and it made my day!

      Liked by 1 person


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