Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #33

Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner is a weekly writing challenge designed for both the flash fiction newbie and the more experienced writer.
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This week’s picture ref
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The balloons drifted silently across the sky, two of the first to become airborne.
Below they saw one of the favourite competitors having problems filling his balloon.
Using a CB, one said to the other
‘That’s unusual. Wonder what the problem is?’
‘No gas,’ came the response.
‘We’re in with a chance then!’
It was a beautiful day and the race was on.
Adjusting the burners, the two rose further above the trees and set to the matter at hand.
The view was spectacular and their ground crews were aware of the rendezvous point for the retrieve. All they had to do now was enjoy the ride.

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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14 Responses to Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #33

  1. Sadje says:

    I would like to be in a balloon ride!

  2. blindzanygirl says:

    My mum trained in balloons in the War.

  3. I’m sure the view must have been spectacular. I’d sure love to go on a hot balloon ride.

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