photo courtesy of Ronda Del Boccio

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Ronda for the photo.


‘ I’m pleased to be launching this extraordinary Sky High Experience today, created by Toby Miles. I am sure you can’t wait to have a ride.’

Toby smiles to himself absorbed by the magnificence of his vision made real.

A buzz of excitement ripples through the audience, jostling to get closer to the giant balloon.

All at once the voice in his head breaks through his reverie,

‘It’s no good, it won’t work, you’re a failure.’  His father.

A man from the audience approaches.

‘Are you Toby Miles ?’

It’s blooming marvelous mate, can’t wait to fly in it !’