FFfAW Challenge-167th

Thanks Joy. Details of the 100 – 150 word challenge are here:
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/33797404/posts/1857197002


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan.

The Air Museum was relaxing and surprisingly no-one took much notice of the young man with red hair and horn rimmed glasses.
He sat staring longingly at the Hawk, wishing he could be like its namesake, flying high and free above the earth.
He had been played like a fiddle, her relatives coming out of the woodwork for their five minutes of fame. She revelled in the attention, playing a part, but as hollow as the engine bays of the crafts above him.
He could see it in the photographs, the smile not reaching her eyes, the positioning of her hand on his sleeve, the tell-tale way she made sure she was in direct line of the camera and slightly in front of him, her forced laugh.
He was making a mistake. He knew it, but could not walk away now.

142 words

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-167th

  1. I fear your troubled man is in for more trouble.

  2. Oh dear, he must be feeling “trapped” in his situation. That would be an awful feeling! Great story, Pensitivity!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    I hope he is strong enough to break free like a hawk someday.

  4. athling2001 says:

    Sounds like trouble! Great story.

  5. Mike says:

    This is a fine piece of writing, powerful, great take on the prompt

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