Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Day To Die #flashfiction #amwriting 

Thank you to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Source: Ian Kelly


“Are you sure we have to take this helicopter tour?” Glenda asked her husband Ralph.

 “How can we pass up a chance to do a helicopter tour of LA half-priced?” 

“The pilot seems to fly jerkily. I’m worried he hasn’t enough experience and there were dents on the side of the helicopter.” 

“I’m fully qualified and have been flying since the Gulf War,” Eddie the pilot said offended.”You two have no idea the battles I’ve flown through.” 

“You’ve offended the pilot Glenda. You should apologize, you’re afraid of heights,” Ralph muttered. 

Suddenly, the helicopter went sideways before nose diving between high rise buildings. Both Ralph and Glenda screamed.

The helicopter landed on pavement with a crash. Eddie managed to somehow land the helicopter rightside up. The couple were surprised to be alive with only a few scrapes.

“Eddie are you alright?” Ralph asked, unbuckling his seat belt and taking off his cans.

 He shook Eddie but winced, a shard of glass had sliced into Eddie’s head; he was dead. 

“Ah Eddie, you shouldn’t have been up in that sky.” Ralph said sadly.


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

37 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Day To Die #flashfiction #amwriting 

  1. Michael August 30, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    Goodness Mandi they wont be up in a chopper again for a while. I saw this image and all I could think of was 9/11.

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    • mandibelle16 August 30, 2016 / 11:31 pm

      Yeah, I agree it does have that “terrorist” quality to it. I though a helicopter tour might be better. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  2. Priceless Joy August 30, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    Poor Eddie! I wonder how he got that shard of glass in his head? GrEat story, Mandi, it makes me want to know more!

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    • mandibelle16 August 30, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      I guess the glass had some damage. Too much to say in the word count, and a piece landed in his head. Although, I’m thinking he had other issues, otherwise he would’ve been a better pilot. Thanks for reading PJ 🙂


  3. rosemawrites August 31, 2016 / 1:30 am

    oh geez! that bloody shard made me queasy!!! Great take, dear!!


  4. Iain Kelly August 31, 2016 / 8:54 am

    A sad end for Eddie. I like the idea of a helicopter tour with a bit of danger thrown in! Great write.

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  5. izzy-grabs-life August 31, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Well that went well. No, I’m just kidding. Terrible joke. Poor Eddie. What a crazy, sad way to go with something he loves (loved?) to do. If only, if only.

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    • mandibelle16 August 31, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Yeah, it’s not happy for Eddie at all. But I have this idea he was a bi haunted by his experiences in war, often causing him to not be the best pilot he could be recently. Thanks Izzy.

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  6. izzy-grabs-life August 31, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Oh, just in case, double check your link. It might just be on my end, but the link didn’t work.

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  7. jademwong August 31, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Noooo, poor Eddie…but I do like the ironic twist that the pilot is the one who died. Great writing as always, Mandi 🙂

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  8. Jenn August 31, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    The moral of the story – listen to your wife! They could have just as easily been killed too. Women’s intuition is a powerful thing. Nice story!

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    • mandibelle16 August 31, 2016 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks Jenn. Yes, he should have definitely listened. But how many men would?

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  9. Sonny Price September 1, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    What a tragic and unexpected end for a war veteran. Good writing!

    (FYI, the InLinkz link seems off, the date in the URL is different)

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  10. Singledust September 4, 2016 / 5:58 am

    i like stories that leave a little to the imagination, yours certainly got me thinking of a few possibilities he could have had that glass hit him……nicely done.

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