Flying Without Wings

Friday Fictioneers time again. A weekly 100 word photo prompt hosted by the delightful Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I have to admit my inspirations flagging a bit this week, so am looking forward to the other masterful creations to spur my creative juices back into shape. Get yourself over, follow the link and have a go.


They walked along the path, their hands almost touching. A sense of anticipation caught in the air, like a thousand tiny light bulbs flickering in the wind,

Are you sure?

I think so,

Don’t think,

I have to,

No you don’t, just do it,

Then what?

What do you mean, then what?

When we’ve done it,

You’re going to do it?

Huh huh,

Oh…I don’t know, I didn’t think that far ahead,

You never do,

That’s not fair,

I know, I’m sorry,

It’s ok to be scared you know,

Is it?

Sure, it is.

Are you?

Nah, I’m no virgin, I’ve been hang-gliding for years.

25 thoughts on “Flying Without Wings

  1. What’s funny is that I was totally thinking of cliff-diving the whole time, and it wasn’t until I got to the end that I was like, “OH! It was supposed to sound like something else!”

    I’m either naive or the fact I was looking at a mountain made me think of jumping. Funny stuff!

  2. Now, that is one sport that I enjoy watching from the ground but only if I don’t know the glider…scary! Good write ha me wondering there for a moment!

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