FFfAW – Falling Bird

Posted: August 29, 2016 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction, Uncategorized
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The pilot was dead. Blood trickled slowly from the nasty gash along his forehead, splattering scarlet on the controls and seat. The helicopter’s nose was pointed down and dragging the rest of the craft with it. Winding from side to side like a drunk, it dove towards the gleaming skyscrapers.

In the back, Eve hurriedly undid the clasps on her seatbelt and struggled towards the pilot’s seat. The helicopter threw her back and forth, but she held tight.

Keeping an eye out for the sniper, she pulled the pilot’s corpse aside. Glass windows loomed just ahead, reflecting her terrified face and the whirling helicopter blades. She would hit it in seconds.

Eve grabbed the throttle and pulled away as sharply as she could. The blades slashed into the glass, making a deadly, glittering shower, but the helicopter missed the building.

Breathing a sigh of relief, Eve guided the craft down.

Word Count: 150

This is for Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Iain Kelly for the prompt photo!

  1. Eve isn’t the only one exhaling a sigh of relief. This is wonderfully suspenseful, which sucks for her (and the poor pilot and his family). It’s a great and memorable take of the prompt!

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  2. Lynn Love says:

    A scene from an action movie on the page! Nicely done. So different in tone from my own – lovely to read what everyone else sees in the photo 🙂

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  3. Great action scene! You kept me glued to my seat! LOL! Great story!

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Gripping stuff. Something about the prompt does say action scene and you captured it perfectly. Glad Eve knew how to fly!

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  5. jademwong says:

    I let out my breath at the end of the story. What a suspenseful read! You took us for a ride here lol. Whew!

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  6. mandibelle16 says:

    Way to go Eve. This lady has skills 🙂

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  7. Graham Lawrence says:

    Eve is a heroine. Nice taut tale!

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  8. Singledust says:

    super read, thrills and spills and the lady brought the craft safely down – all the right ingredients for a good story….loved it

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  9. Su says:

    in just few words, you told a story with full of mystery and thrill… Very nice…!

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  10. Sonny Price says:

    Wow, that was intense! Glad they made it. Good read!

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