Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Fictioneers - Silent Flight

It's that time, once again. The time for Friday Fictioneers! Thanks, as always go out to Rochelle Wistoff-Fields for hosting.

Used with Permission. Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 99

Silent Flight

From below, the beasts of metal and thunder flashed like silverfish fleeing into their dark homes. His grandfather feared the airplanes. Granpa didn’t understand how they stayed up, why his grandson was so fascinated with them, or why people couldn’t be content with the ground.

Michael didn’t understand his grandfather’s hatred. He wasn’t allowed to read books outside the narrow realms of history or religion, but he could lie on the grassy hill and watch the shining birds leave trails in the sky. If he stayed quiet about it, he could even dream of navigating one through the clouds.

10 comments:

  1. That's the kind of grandfather who has held mankind back throughout history.

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  2. Dear Emilie,

    A pleasant tale. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Hi Rochelle,

      Thank you!

      Take care,
      Emilie

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  3. Good luck to him. Sounds like he needs to fly. Loved the opening line.

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  4. Dear Emilie: Very interesting story - good! I'm glad Michael still can dream in private! Great story! Nan :)

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    1. Hi, Nan! Thanks so much. The great thing about dreaming is it can be done at almost any time. :)

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  5. Emilie, That desire of Michael's will no doubt build an emotional wall between he and his grandfather. His grandfather is stubbornly refusing to see any viewpoint but his own and will probably suffer for it. Good story and well written. :) ---Susan

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    1. Susan, It most likely will. Funny how family relationships form in such ways. Thanks so much! - Emilie

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