Friday Fictioneers -Paragliding

Every week, the lovely Rochelle gives us a photo to use as a prompt to write a story in around 100 words. If you want to have a go yourself, then click on the Friday Fictioneers image, and if you want to read what others have written, then click on the blue image with the frog on it.



Ted looked over the scenery below him. This was the reason he loved paragliding. The views were spectacular. He looked for his landing spot and saw it in the distance. The island with Lady Liberty on it. If he missed, the water would be freezing and he didn’t relish that possibility.

He adjusted his descent by pulling on the right handle. He neared the landing spot and saw several people around the circle and he studied the faces. He saw someone he recognised, lifted his feet and hit him square in the face killing him instantly. Ted smiled. Job done.

71 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers -Paragliding

  1. Loved the murderous twist and I must be a bit deranged too because I laughed at the ending. It was so matter of fact.
    The comments made me think about the dark side of the writer. I posted a rather dark poem this week which was a revision of a poem I wrote in Paris 24 years ago. It struck me since that in contrast to writing dark poetry, I collect antique tea cups. Could there be a tea cup assassin perhaps? Real people are full of contradictions.
    xx Rowena

        • You know, if someone took us writers seriously, we could all be in major trouble for this. I mean, who wouldn’t think a group of artistic types could metamorphose into the world’s greatest gallery of international assassins?

          • Haha I agree. The way we find to kill people, it would certainly get the interest of Interpol, MI5, the CIA and FBI lol. Mind you, what’s to say some of these aren’t actual accounts of what has been done?

            • That’s just it! It’s one of life’s great mysteries. Personally, I wouldn’t mind the attention of the FBI, CIA, Interpol and even MI5. As a writer, who wouldn’t love that kind of press?! I can see the headlines now:

              ‘Independent bloggers in the U.S. and the U.K. may be tied to vast network of international assassins.’

  2. Dear Al,

    I think you might be spending too much time around Mr. Ayr. 😉 I’m afraid on heights myself so the paragliding made me a bit nervous. Good story.



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