Friday Fictioneers: 2nd August

Once again thanks to Rochelle for hosting the Friday Fictioneers challenge.
You can check it out here and have a read of some of the other responses to the photoprompt. The diversity can be quite astounding!

Our photo this week is courtesy of Ted Strutz.
It wasn’t a textbook landing, but as they say, any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Or in this case, swim.
The paramedics were alongside in minutes of touchdown and her passenger, aka pilot, whisked away to hospital.
Shaking, she too was escorted from the craft into a waiting boat.
Looking behind her, she could not believe she had just landed that thing having never flown before in her life but luckily knew how to use the radio.

82 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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23 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 2nd August

  1. Phew! Talk about narrow escapes!

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    A dramatic escape – she did well!

  3. bearmkwa says:

    Ouuu, what a scary landing. Have had quite a few, but thankfully none involving landing in water. Great story! And a first time pilot to boot. Excellent. I tried landing on water in a simulator… just never got the skill.

  4. Dear Di,

    What a harrowing ride she’s had. Well done in only 82 words.



  5. Dale says:

    What a brilliantly told tale! I love that she had the gumption to do what needed to be done.

  6. Ah, I wasn’t expecting that! Very nicely done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  7. granonine says:

    Lots of information for us in 82 words! Good one!

  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    Great job, she save the life of the pilot most probably.

  9. So much said in very few words. Superb as always!

  10. lisarey1990 says:

    A lot packed in.

  11. Nan Falkner says:

    Oh, this is good! Thank God for radios and those people who know how to use them! Very nice story!

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