|Flying an airship wasn’t child’s play.
As first navigator Greta had to set course, make corrections, and keep the camouflaged ship close to tree and mountain cover. That much was easy.
Landing was the difficult part. Gusts of wind would affect their ability to steer the craft with precision, and extreme weather made safe landing nearly impossible. The tiny propeller didn’t give her much control.
This time around though, all went well. After some struggling with strong up-currents, Greta helped the captain swing a perfect landing. The rescued prisoners on board were unharmed, the mission accomplished. Greta loved her job.
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Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re still in rerun modus because Rochelle is busy with her soon-to-be-published new book.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
Image prompt ©Georgia Koch. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Georgia Koch’s permission.