Monday, 13 July 2015


Mondays Finish the Story – July 13th, 2015

Posted on 2015-07-13

Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story!

This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Today I need to thank Martin Furman for creating today’s opening line! Please check out his amazing site!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post.

Click on the link above which will take you to the page with the blue frog to add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

Finish the story begins with: “Delphine always wanted to pilot her father’s plane and when he forgot his keys on her tenth birthday, she knew that taking off would be easy.”


“Delphine always wanted to pilot her father’s plane and when he forgot his keys on her tenth birthday, she knew that taking off would be easy.”

Soaring high above the ground, nothing but blue skies, no boundaries, no limits, normal constraints no longer existed.   Delphine saw pink and white balloons with ‘Happy Birthday’ emblazoned on their rubber skins.  She sang along with her guests as they carolled the birthday song, mainly out of tune but with great gusto. 

The air become a little chilly, the radio played only static, panic began to set in, Delphine’s legs started to shake as she trembled with the cold.  Her forehead became covered in beads of sweat as she thrashed wildly around trying to control the rudder.

She heard somebody whispering.  It was her dad’s voice breaking through the fog of panic.

‘It looks as though her fever is breaking.’  

A heartfelt sigh rebounded across the bedroom walls as her mother tried to straighten her bedcovers while she cooled her daughter’s fevered brow with a cold flannel. 

Word count: 147 



  1. A fevered dream, lovely and well done!

    1. Hey Sally, just wanted you to know I've awarded you The Versatile Blogger Award. My fellow flash fiction writer we love your posts!

  2. Well told Sally! I enjoyed this story! Thank you for writing again for the Mondays Finish the Story challenge and be well... ^..^

  3. Silly me, I was expecting some sort of heroic crash landing, lol. Nicely written Sally.

  4. Wonderful story! I loved the twist you took of it being a dream.

  5. Good twist at the end there. Good thing the fever is breaking.

  6. Made me a bit sad. I guess that's a good thing though - just shows how nicely written this is. Well done! :-)