Sunday, 10 January 2021

Flying Too High

 by Allison Symes

strong black tea 


So near to the Sun now but unlike Icarus, I was not going to go too high. I knew when to stop. I planned my flight to the last detail. At a certain altitude I would automatically descend so there was no risk of my repeating Icarus’s mistake.

I knew better than to let pride get the better of me.
Well, I thought I did.
I am plummeting to earth as I dictate this into my recording machine.
And I realise there was one thing I had forgotten in my haste to prove myself.
I forgot to check nobody else had chance to interfere with my flying machine.
The last thing I remember seeing before I became airborne was Resbane creeping out of the shed where I kept my device. Resbane who had been dumped by his girlfriend, Strenna, only a day or so ago because she’d found someone new.
That someone new was me.
I guess she will be going back to him after all. 
 

About the author 

Allison Symes, who loves quirky fiction, is published by Chapeltown Books, CafeLit, and Bridge House Publishing. 

Website: https://allisonsymescollectedworks.com/

Books: http://author.to/AllisonSymesAuthorCent.

Her latest flash fiction collection, Tripping The Flash Fantastic, is out in Kindle and paperback.

Her Youtube channel, with book trailers and story videos, is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCiePD4p_vWp4bz2d80SJA/

 

 

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