“Delphine always wanted to pilot her father’s plane and when he forgot his keys on her tenth birthday, she knew that taking off would be easy.”
She also knew that once she was airborne, there would be no turning back.
She remembered a conversation they’d had, late one night when they were alone in her room and the only sounds were the beeping machines keeping time with their hushed voices.
“Daddy, am I still going to be able to fly one day, like you said?”
“Yes, my angel,” he said as a huge smile lit his watery eyes. Leaning over, he kissed her forehead then whispered gently in her ear, “but right now, you need to sleep.”
Clutching the keys in her hand, she glanced one last time at the room that was slowly fading away.
“Thank you, Daddy,” she whispered as she boarded the plane and headed straight for the cockpit.
Monday’s Finish the Story is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Click on the froggy link to read other stories or upload your own.
My story is coming in at 120 words. I wasn’t planning on this today, but I’m happy I opened up my reader and noticed someone else participating. I always love finding new challenges to participate in and I’m excited to add this into my posting schedule, such as it is.