295. The jumbo jet

The jumbo jet took off and he wasn’t on it.

He secretly hoped this was going to be one of these movie moments where he would turn around and there she’d stand.

That they’d have another chance to make it together.

A chance at a common, heavenly future.

But she was definitely on the plane.

And he, the fool who hadn’t been there in time, was left alone in the terminal.

Well, not totally alone.

From all exits, security guards came running at him, as in the distance at least she made good on her promise and the plane exploded.

 

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8 thoughts on “295. The jumbo jet

  1. Bruce Goodman says:

    WOW – blew me away (and the plane)

  2. I did not see that coming. Nice. You fiend!

  3. Kate Loveton says:

    What a surprise ending! I was thinking, initially, poignant love story; instead – KABOOM! Great job.

  4. William says:

    Wow! Only 5 stories left. Now, when this project is done and you’ve posted your 300th story, you may feel tempted to just keep going. You should definitely give in to this temptation.

  5. Wow is right! Riveting stuff.

  6. Talia Hardy says:

    Certainly an eye opener. I quite enjoyed the nuance of the man’s characteristics.

  7. thewriteedge says:

    Awesome! Loved it! The only thing is I wonder why they’d decided to blow up the plane…? It’s okay, I don’t need to know. It’s a compliment, actually, because that’s how much you drew me into the story. Great job!

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