Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Leap of Faith

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Credit: Joy Pixley


“What’s wrong ?” Taylor asked Olivia. They had been climbing the steps to the top of the bell tower.

“I’m tired of stairs Taylor. How many more levels?’

“I’m not sure. My friend Luca says this is the most fun you can have in this town.”

“Huh?” Olivia mumbled. “I love a great view Taylor, but stairs aren’t fun.”

Taylor chuckled, “Look, we’re here.” He grabbed Olivia and kissed her with ardor. She turned from him after awhile and admired the city which lay below them, the sun setting.

“This is amazing,” Olivia said, “What now?”

Taylor handed Olivia a special umbrella. He grabbed her hand firmly and held his own umbrella out.

“Now we go down,” Taylor said laughing as he and Olivia stepped off the bell tower ledge.

She thought she would die. Instead, the couple floated gently down onto the church lawn.

“I can’t even describe that,” Olivia said excited. She couldn’t stop grinning at Taylor.

“For a moment,” Taylor admitted, “I thought . . .”

Olivia shushed him. “One thing off our bucket list,” she said smiling and squeezing his hand tight.

(Inspired partially, by an episode of Gilmore Girls.)

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: A Leap of Faith

  1. Melinda Kucsera September 20, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    Oh wow a leap of faith indeed! How cool would that be if you could use an umbrella that way

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  2. Priceless Joy September 20, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    LOL! They parachuted down with umbrellas! That would be fun! (If it would work!) Cute story, Mandi! I’m glad they got one thing off their bucket list!

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    • mandibelle16 September 21, 2016 / 12:21 am

      Thank you PJ. Yes, I saw it on a show. It looks fun — if it works lol.

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  3. rosemawrites September 21, 2016 / 3:24 am

    oh wooow! I am not sure if i would take that leap even i’m with my boyfriend! I am too afraid! HAHA. But the way you tell this story it feels like a heavenly experience! 😀
    Nice one, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 September 21, 2016 / 4:37 am

      I think it would be fun. As long as you knew you would float down and not go splat! Lol. Thanks for reading my friend 🙂

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      • rosemawrites September 21, 2016 / 6:29 am

        HAHA! I would surely splat because I am heavy! HAHA! You’re welcome, my friend!

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  4. joyroses13 September 21, 2016 / 3:28 am

    With you loving to write fiction and being very good at it, have you seen my Dewey stories? I don’t write a lot of fiction but have enjoyed writing this series! Just posted another one today. Dewey and the FALLing leaves. I usually post one every Saturday, but decided to throw in a extra today.:)

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    • mandibelle16 September 21, 2016 / 4:35 am

      I’ve read a few JR. They are good, well written, and I like them. I’ll read your new one 🙂 💕

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  5. Iain Kelly September 21, 2016 / 5:57 am

    Cute story, glad it worked or would’ve been a very different take!

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  6. Morgan September 21, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Wonderful story..made me a bit dizzy…so objective achieved….I think LOL 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 September 21, 2016 / 6:01 pm

      Thank you Morgan. Yes I think it might at first, but you just float down so it’s okay in the end 🙂

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  7. Joyfrida September 22, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Loved the story! Sorry it took me a while to get here, just been a bit busy 🙂 … I would like a tour to that tower as well 😉

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    • mandibelle16 September 22, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      No worries, take your time. Someday’s there is time and energy to comment and other days there isn’t so I get that.

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  8. michael1148humphris September 26, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Your story made me think of Mary Poppins. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 September 26, 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you Michael. I never thought of it, but I could see how one could relate to it. Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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