FFfAW Challenge-Week of September 19, 2017

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Pamela S. Canepa

If you wish to participate, click here for details:
https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/fffaw-challenge-week-of-september-19-2017/

They were heroes in the making and their names would go down in history.
However, after less than an hour, their excitement was soon replaced with anxiety, concern and then borderline panic.
They were committed, had nowhere to go as it wasn’t a simple case of turning the vehicle around or walking out.
Having no option now but to abort, they were dependent on others and the weather for a safe return.
The three friends prayed together, and after a journey plagued with problems, frustrations and failure, relief radiated from their visored faces as they realised Touchdown was only minutes away when the landing lights appeared in the shuttle cockpit window .

111 words

Note:
when I first saw the prompt, my thoughts generated my post. Now I’m seeing it in a different light and can see my story is totally unrelated!
(I suppose I could say the space shuttle crew may also have been mistaken which would have led to disaster.)

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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7 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of September 19, 2017

  1. James says:

    I wonder how space shuttle pilots and crew really felt upon imminent touchdown?

  2. Great story and surprise ending! I love where you took the photo prompt!

  3. Joyfrida says:

    Really liked that the story ends with hope .

  4. Vivian Zems says:

    Like a scene from a movie. We written😊

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