Saturday, July 21, 2012

73. The Flight Attendant Proposes

"Marry me, fly free," she said with a devilish grin; 
opened the door, pushed him out, 
waved to him in the wind.  

The parachute worked. 

(He was glad he'd remembered it this time.)  

trifecta writing challenge:  33 words about a leap


  1. We've all had bad flights, but your take on the prompt adds a spectacular dimension to the term. But wait...I recall you said that you prefer stories about real life. So were the authorities called in? Did they get married?

  2. You know what I'd love? I would LOVE to get married in midair. To recite vows in a giant skydive circle. (I just now decided this thanks to your piece. My husband may abdicate in favor of another candidate...)

  3. I like the not so literal implications. I think the pictures take away from this aspect a little bit - nice one

  4. Clever and evil. Both at the same time. Thank goodness he remembered his protection!

  5. Fly free can mean so many things. Takes courage or witless stupidity. All in your perspective and your equipment, ie parachute.

  6. Thanks so much for linking up with Trifecta this weekend. I agree that the strength of the story is that it can be interpreted in several different ways. No matter how you slice it, a parachute is not a bad idea. Hope to see you back soon.


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