Airport – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant go up in a wee aeroplane
He does not want to worry his mum so
He flaps his big ears
And with no qualms and no fears
He zooms through the sky just like Dumbo

Sound Bite Fiction

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
This week’s stylish image by Melanie Greenwood made me think I should write a technical manual.
But, as I know nothing about aeroplanes, I didn’t.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.

Copyright Melanie Greenwood Copyright Melanie Greenwood

Airport

Christmas Eve.
The airport is packed with people desperate to fly south.
The blizzard still prohibits any take-offs.
Outside the streets are gridlocked.
No one is going anywhere.
There is no sign of a break in the weather.
We watch the news anxiously.
Almost everyone has a cell phone pressed to an ear.
What is happening elsewhere?
I get a call from my son, only fifty miles north of here.
Did you get away yet, he asks.

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About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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