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’d flown enough with her father to know how to gain adequate speed and when to pull back on the yoke becoming airborne. Piece of cake, she thought and off she went.
She was over the river when her father’s calm voice floated from the radio. Delphine smiled. He’d only asked her how the flying was, then talked her safety back to a smooth landing at the private airport. Instead of punishment, her father informed her it was time for flying lessons.
Her father retired, but she’d followed in his footsteps, flying planes… jet planes. Engines whining, she saluted her plane captain, and Lieutenant Delphine Monroe’s F-18 Hornet catapulted off the aircraft carrier deck. Piece of cake.
Word Count: 144
Written for the wonderful writing challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Each Monday, Barbara Beacham posts a picture prompt, along with the first line of the story. The stories must be between 100-150 words and must include the given first line, shown in italics in the story.
Special thanks to Barbara Beacham for sharing her excellent photography skills to provide such challenging prompts. Check out the MFTS blog… some great short stories posted. https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/
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