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. 



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



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