Delphine’s Flight

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.

Her confidence took a dent when she found she couldn’t see out the window. Then she struggled with the harness – Dad’s first rule of flying said no take-off unless you’re strapped in. Flying a plane turned out trickier than he made it look.

She cried. She wanted to prove she was Dad’s girl more than anything.

Commotion in the hangar woke her.

‘Found the birthday girl.’

Dad grinned at her, but underneath, Delphine saw worry. Would he worry unless he thought she was his daughter? She flung her arms around him and tried to forget her mother’s angry words.


Tried to cram too much into my 100 words (plus opening sentence) for MFtS this week – I hope it makes sense.

14 thoughts on “Delphine’s Flight

  1. I feel like I may be missing something, but there is a lot going on here. Do you every expand your 100 words into longer stories? I think this would be a great candidate for that.

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    1. Thank you – you’re right, there is a lot going on here, and I don’t think I presented it all the way I wanted to…
      I have a list of stories I want to return to once I’m done with the novel, and this one will go on it. Thanks again, it’s really good to get feedback when something doesn’t work!


  2. How sad, her mother shouldn’t have done that. I hope her daddy makes it up to her and proves nothing ‘she’ says will ever make a difference in their relationship. Heartbreaking, and well told!

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  3. Excellent Sonya! It certainly grabbed my attention and kept me wanting to read more. I’m glad she wasn’t able to fly the plane and I’m glad her father found her and gave her love and comfort.

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