Plane (Stories on a Theme – “Travel”)

“Please prepare for take-off.”

The Captain’s voice echoed through the plane. Yasmine squirmed in her seat, barely able to keep in her excitement. Despite the mark, despite the gloves, the stress of it all.

Finally, she could travel again.

She glanced at her husband. Mark was already asleep, eyes shut, head tilted back in the seat. She could see his mask moving slowly as he breathed in and out.

The plane slowly rumbled out onto the main runway. Yasmine stared out of the window, excitement building in her chest. If anyone had to rank what was important in her life, being able to travel was one of the highest. She didn’t want the expensive hotels or the party life. She wanted to explore every inch of the world and build memories that would last a lifetime.

The plane slowly turned out onto the main runway. Yasmine grinned as she felt the engines rumble into life. The G forces pushed her back into the seat as the plane accelerated forward, the engines roaring into life-

And then they were off, in the air.

Off on another adventure.


Stories on a Theme is a writing challenge to write flashfictions set on a particular Weekly Theme. It’s running from 6th July to 30th August – Check out my IG for more info on how to join in!



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