The Carrot Ranch Challenge:
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story inspired by “Cancelled Flight”.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
The airport is packed with people desperate to fly south.
The blizzard still prohibits any take-offs.
Outside the streets are gridlocked.
No one is going anywhere.
There is no sign of a break in the weather.
We watch the news anxiously.
Almost everyone has a phone pressed to an ear.
What is happening elsewhere?
I get a call from my son, only fifty miles north of here.
Did you get away yet, he asks.
I can barely hear him above the background chaos.
You’ve got an hour, he says.
These things are indestructible.
We can’t stop th…
Chilling! The use of static in your reading was epic.
Thanks, Charli, it was fun!
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Oh ho. Is it just the weather? Or something more ominous? Terrific ending. (Or maybe a horrific ending?)
I think, D, that the clue is in ‘indestructible’!
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Mm, a cunning piece of misdirection with Christmas Eve and the weather.
Excellent build-up of tension in this story towards the final threatening twist.
And scary sound effects for the perfect finish!
Thanks, Jenne, I enjoyed the SFX!