Small plane landing

Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution for this week to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt.

This week, the first sentence was contributed by one of the writers, Martin Furman. A big, “Thanks,” to both Barbara and Martin this week.

Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories. The link for all other stories this week is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 2+26+150=178 Words


“Delphin 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.”

Hydrangea read from her granddaughter, Orchid’s, book.

“Oh pooh, I can teach Orchid how to travel in classier style,” she thought.  “After all, I’m a sorceress.”

She scooted to the basement and started to root through cartons.

“Ah, found it,” she shouted. She tugged and mothballs flew into the air. Out came an ancient, threadbare rug with some fringe missing.

“I better take it for a brief test drive,” she thought.

Taking it to the backyard, she sat in the middle of the rug. Her cat, Patience, joined her.

Out came her wand. She waved it in the air and shouted, “Airbournicus.” The old rug shuddered and rose into the air.

“Fly east by northeast,” she shouted.

“You don’t need to shout, you know,” said the rug in proud disgust.

“The man who sold you to me didn’t say you could talk,” said Hydrangea.

“Never mind, just ride,” said the rug.

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