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Rochelle’s challenge this week is inspired by this busy airport scene. can you be inspired to write a 100 word story ?
PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
A moment of stillness intervenes in the busy-ness of the terminal lounge. Movement, sound, interactions are paused by a blip in the continuum of travel. Time to eavesdrop on the passengers’ lives.
‘Will he still love me after what I did ?’
‘Awful holiday — those cockroaches !’
‘I’m so dreading what I may find at home’.
‘How can I tell my parents this ?’
‘Here we go — blah-blah-blah’.
‘I’m going to throw up all over my suitcase…’
‘Why don’t the parents hush that screaming baby, the noise is driving me mad’.
‘I’ll start a new life, I’ll become a brand new person’.
‘Will that sniffer dog smell the salami sausage hidden in my case ?’.
“THE NEXT FLIGHT TO PARIS WILL LEAVE FROM GATE 44″
June 26, 2019 at 7:20 am
We are indeed better off that we don’t hear what the next person is thinking.
June 26, 2019 at 9:16 am
Thanks for your comment Abhijit – interesting observation.
June 25, 2019 at 1:13 pm
The stories this week have convinced me that human nature is the same, no matter what the country of origin is. This story was further proof that our experiences vary only in language or cultural custom.
June 26, 2019 at 9:19 am
You make a really interesting observation. I’d like to think that we are part of one big community. Thank you.
June 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm
Great take, and we all thought these thoughts at one time or another, I think. Except, perhaps, for the Salami. 🙂
June 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm
Thank you for your comment. The salami one come from me seeing a drugs sniffer dog at Malaga airport, & wondering if you could train a dog to ignore meaty smells !
June 25, 2019 at 2:01 am
The picture is painted very well here.
June 25, 2019 at 11:37 am
Thanks Lisa – I appreciate your comment.
June 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm
Oh all those voices telling about a journey ending and back to something normal…
June 25, 2019 at 11:41 am
Great comment Bjorn – thank you.
June 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm
I like visual I’m getting with this, as the camera pans around to read the various passengers’ thought bubbles. Well-done.
June 24, 2019 at 7:24 pm
Thanks for your comment – I really like your image of thought bubbles in the departure lounge.
June 24, 2019 at 8:32 pm
🙂 you are welcome
June 22, 2019 at 9:33 am
Brilliant! I admit to being a bit of an eaves-dropper myself so this seemed very familiar.
My FriFic tale!
June 24, 2019 at 7:26 pm
Thanks so much Keith. I appreciate you comment.
June 21, 2019 at 6:10 pm
Your story is a very clever take on the prompt. And I like the idea of a blip in the continuum of travel!
June 24, 2019 at 7:28 pm
Thank you Penny, I appreciate your feedback. So pleased you liked the story.
June 21, 2019 at 7:53 am
So many random snatches of conversation to make up your own backstories with!
June 21, 2019 at 11:12 am
Great comment Ali – thank you. Yes, over to you, the reader..
June 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm
I could relate to person wanting the crying baby to hush. We had one of those all the way from New York to Tel Aviv. 😉 Well written. Several stories in a 100 words. Very clever.
June 21, 2019 at 11:19 am
Thank you Rochelle, glad you liked the story. A crying baby on a flight is a distressing challenge isn’t it – tough for the parents and the passengers— and the baby.
June 20, 2019 at 8:47 pm
A handful of stories in your 100 words. Nicely observed.
June 21, 2019 at 11:29 am
Thank you Iain, I appreciate your comment. I was toying with the idea of a group of telepaths at the airport, who could intuit what each other was thinking, but that was too complicated !
June 20, 2019 at 5:44 pm
You were on that flight too?
June 21, 2019 at 11:34 am
Great comment, Neil – oh yes I was !!
June 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm
Yes that’s so true. Together they’re an amorphous, randomly.thrown.together bunch. Each has his own distinctive, specific life to have to live too
June 21, 2019 at 11:36 am
Thank you for your comment Larry, much appreciated. You’re right about travellers being a randomly thrown together bunch, then we never see each other again.