Flying to Mars

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Monday Finish the Story :“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 closely watched her father during their flights. She pretended she was steering the plane along the runway then whoosh up into the sky. Lining up the plane with the tarmac and swish, the tires bouncing on the ground.

The radio was crackling. “F9er6, come in. F9er6, come in. Over”

“Hi,” Delphine responded.

“F9er6 you didn’t register a flight plan. Over”

“I didn’t have one before.”

“F9er6, who is this. Over”

“Delphine,” she said proudly.

The radio’s static was replaced by voices. An argument seemed to be going on.

A new voice asked “F9er6, Delphine come in. Over.”

“Hi Dad.” Delphine chirped. “This is the bestest birthday gift ever.”

Delphine’s face scrunkled up.

“Dad. I won’t be at the party cuz I’m flying to Mars.”

Her grandparents lived in Mars, Oklahoma.

“Could you call and tell them I’ll be there soon. You said never to text or talk while driving.” (word count: 150)


6 thoughts on “Flying to Mars

  1. thecoastalquill July 25, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    So glad she had safety on her mind!! Well… sort of…. great story!!!


    • phylor July 26, 2015 / 12:09 am

      She sorta listened to her father.


  2. Priceless Joy July 24, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    Hahaha! I can imagine her dad is about to drop his drawers! Great story Phylor! At least she is following the rules about not talking or texting while driving.


  3. phylor July 24, 2015 / 9:36 am

    Thanks! I didn’t link up as this was an older story, I’ve been keeping prompts in cold storage til I can spend a bit of time on them.
    Glad you liked the last line. Originally, she was going to ask which was the down button, but then I thought of all the warnings re modern tech and driving.


  4. babso2you July 23, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Well done! The last line is perfect! BTW, I added your post to the blue frog. :) Thanks for writing again for the MFtS challenge and be well… ^..^


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