100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#26 – 5 word Prompt: aghast, aquamarine, aeroplane, acted, after – 105 words – “The Glider”

12 Jan

No aeroplane for me! I enjoy the freedom of the air passing as I glide through the clouds drifting high above the waters made aquamarine by the reflection of light. What greater freedom than alone above the world’s worries?

Wind shear!

Aghast, I acted on instinct after the initial shock of the earthward plummet. Pulling back on the stick and adjusting yaw, the pitch of the glider started to level the craft. The downward fall had allowed me enough speed to regain height.

The ground now much too close and my landing field too distant, sweat beaded my brow.

“This glider simulation software is brilliant!”


7 responses to “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#26 – 5 word Prompt: aghast, aquamarine, aeroplane, acted, after – 105 words – “The Glider”

  1. annahalford (@anhalf)

    January 13, 2012 at 00:37

    Like the twist in this; those simulators are sure realistic! Well written.

  2. Sally-Jayne

    January 13, 2012 at 02:38

    Felt like I was up there with you! Your description was even more realistic than the simulator!

  3. judy

    January 13, 2012 at 17:23

    well done I also felt like i was there … 🙂 but for me like i was watching u up close on ‘the screen’

  4. Midlife SInglemum

    January 13, 2012 at 18:23

    Phew! I was worried there for a bit. Very well written to portray the fear when the unexpected happens.

  5. Sparks In Shadow

    January 15, 2012 at 14:29

    This person really gets into a game! I’m like that about movies.

  6. Lynda Dixon

    January 15, 2012 at 22:53

    Awww…..I was so into the fear and then the ending took it all away. Very clever though. You had me going there!

  7. jfb57

    January 18, 2012 at 08:32

    I was so impressed with the technical knowledge you showed in this piece Ross. Then I started to worry about a crash then that brilliant twist at the end. Do I presume you have experienced this?


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