July 13: Flash Fiction Challenge – Flying Lessons


July 13, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about an unexpected landing. It can be acrobatic, an unplanned move or created into a metaphor. Go where the prompt, or chickens, lead.

Chook looked at his hopeful young. They were perched on the top rung of the old henhouse attending what Chook hoped was their first and last flying lesson. He clucked, standing tall, breast puffed out giving each of them the look of his superior experience.

Two clucks and each chicken, in turn, took flight. Gladys landed on her head, Mavis on her beak, Phyllis on her bottom.  Chook looking dejected decided it was going to be a long day.

He paced about as they dusted themselves off.

Their clumsiness astounded him. He was glad he didn’t lay their eggs.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/07/14/july-13-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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21 Responses to July 13: Flash Fiction Challenge – Flying Lessons

  1. Lorraine says:

    Will Chook be teaching the piglets to fly next?

  2. Funny Michael, funny (we had chickens, and they were a riot!)

  3. susanzutautas says:

    Sounds like fun. LOL!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Heehee, he has screw loose doesn’t he??

  5. MC Clark says:

    How funny! 😂 Typical chickens, though…they’re not known for their intelligence.

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Michael, your flash is delightful! Ah, Chook has his work cut out for him. I like how each hen lands! That’s a great sequence. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Norah says:

    Hilarious! Enjoyed this, Michael. Could picture it all.

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