Lost in Clouds

Posted: May 14, 2018 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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When he felt lost, he always went to the museum and looked up at the plane. So bright. So bold. So proud. It knew what it was. It knew where it should be.

He didn’t. Not anymore. The world beneath his feet felt insubstantial and uncertain as cloud. Wherever he looked, there was nothing but the haze of mist.

They had taken everything from him when they had told him he couldn’t fly. They had torn off his wings and sent him hurtling in the world, a broken thing. He didn’t know how to put himself back together.

That plane didn’t fly either. Not now. But it didn’t seem lost, didn’t seem broken.

And if it could find its place, so could he.

Word Count: 123

This is for FFfAW. Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the challenge and Yinglan for providing the prompt photo!

  1. The power of positive thought! He’ll be ok.

    Click to read my FFfAW

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  2. Such a sweet story! I agree with Keith. He will be okay. Great story, J.A.!

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  3. Varad says:

    A story of despair and hope. He’ll be just fine.

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  4. Mike says:

    Hard to imaging having to give up driving a car let alone give up flying. Well done

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  5. Ellespeth says:

    I wonder what happened that he can’t fly any longer? Will he really be okay? I’m glad the plane is there for him.

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  6. It is hard when you lose your life and hard to realise that there is life after that. Hopefully the plane looking happy hanging has given him the optimism to find life on the ground.

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  7. athling2001 says:

    Lovely story. The pilot and the plane were whole together once. Now, maybe, the plane can make the pilot whole.

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