100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#166


This weeks prompt: … checking in proved to be…


I arrived at the airport which was its usual busy self. Crowds in the departure area said to me it would be a slow check in.

But all I could do was get in the line and be patient.

Checking in proved to be a nightmare from which I doubt I will ever recover.

There was no record of my booking, my luggage was overweight, my passport had expired, I was left standing there wondering how all this could have happened.

Behind me another traveller yelled abuse at having to wait.

Turning, my head hit the bedroom floor.

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19 Responses to 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#166

  1. Susan Langer says:

    Since I don’t travel much, I wouldn’t dream this but it was a good one to wake from. More like a nightmare. 🙂

  2. Ah geez what a nightmare, Michael!

  3. Oh my. Thank goodness it was only a nightmare and the reality, not that either is less painful. 😀
    I didn’t expect the last line. Marvelous.

  4. Judee says:

    Ha! Every traveler’s nightmare – thankfully that is all it was! Nice surprise!

  5. phylor says:

    If you don’t hit the bedroom floor too often — come to NYC!

  6. mj6969 says:

    Great write Michael. Just descriptive enough to capture all the bustle and ambiance of airports, and what an ending! Totally surprising! Lol – startled me, actually. Super! 😀

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