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Objects in the Sky

The sun was almost gone behind the horizon. It had been a hazy kind of day and old Charlie was tired and looking forward to finishing up from working in his vegie garden. He straightened and arched his sore back, gazing skywards.
The small dark object came from the south. Fast and low. Silent at first but then it emitted a high pitched squeal as it passed overhead and disappeared into the gloom to the north. Charlie had heard about that UFO stuff. He wandered inside to call the authorities to report what he’d seen.

Two houses away young Jimmy went inside knowing he wasn’t allowed out when it was dark.
“Where’s Tommy?”asked Mum
“Dunno. I was swinging him round on the hills hoist and he was spinning real fast an’ he let go and flew over the fence. Guess he’ll come home when he lands. What’s for dinner Mum?”

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For the Flash Fiction February Challenge 2012

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  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 2 years ago

    LOL :>D Ahh you sure know how to spin a chuckle Lawford….good one !

  • Pleased you laughed.

    – Lawford

  • S .
    S .over 2 years ago

    great one !

  • Thanks

    – Lawford

  • annieannie
    annieannieover 2 years ago

    what a master you are
    brill picture language

  • Flattery will get you anywhere.

    – Lawford

  • Andy Smerdon
    Andy Smerdonover 2 years ago

    hahaha – good yarn Lawford. My brother and I broke heaps of hills hoists in our youth – irresistible things I reckon

  • This story was closer to fact than fiction I have to tell you.
    Wonder how many non Aussies who read this know what a HH is?

    – Lawford

  • ian osborne
    ian osborneover 2 years ago

    Ah, that’s what it was!

  • Was that you in the vegie patch?

    – Lawford

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraover 2 years ago

    Haha, that’s perfect. Reminds me of my younger days with my four older brothers, I was usually the flying object.

  • Set any altitude records?

    – Lawford

  • Pooh
    Poohover 2 years ago

    Hey you lol. OMG your so good at this and I just fucken on and on and on

  • Let go. Let go. See how far you can fly.

    – Lawford

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 2 years ago

    I remember those days. Life was larger and the sky was lower, no? Nice spin of humour here.

  • Sure was. And when you fell down you generally bouced back straight away and moved onto the next important thing. Such as “What’s for dinner Mum?”
    – Lawford

    – Lawford

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