Transition of Thoughts

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100 word fiction: Help

100 word fiction: Help

“Nick, push it up. Push it way up”

“I am trying Ben. But this damn thing isn’t responding.”

The cockpit was a cacophony of alarms and it was extremely difficult for the pilots to hear each other as the twin engine jet spiraled out of control and headed straight for the neighborhood of Rodwood.

Luckily, the pilots found a road to land the plane. But it still clipped a few light poles and cars finally coming to rest near the mayor’s home. Almost immediately, the air was filled with cries for help with passengers staggering out of the burning wreckage.

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  1. Ohh my God, that’s sad. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

  2. Very beautifully worded. Your words managed to make my heart jump with fear and anxiety.

  3. Phew! Glad they avoided the crash! Good one, Aseem!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

  4. High altitude high voltage drama! Captured so well in this tale!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

  5. It’s very sad and scary too. Never know when next we met with an accident.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yeah Minakshi, it definitely was scary. Was quite an escape for everyone involved.

  6. sad but a good take on the prompt

  7. pythoroshan

    Nice take on this. I went an entirely different way with the same prompt.

  8. Photo Prompts are so much fun! Everyone sees the same image in a different light. Enjoyed your vivid description of an emergency landing.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Neha. Photo prompts and micro fiction is definitely fun as it makes you going beyond your comfort zone to imagine and bring so much life in the narrative of a story.

  9. Oops ..this is really diffrent way of writing

  10. Good take on the prompt. Happy that the story had a good end. Happy to connect with you for #MyFriendAlexa !!!

  11. Short and crisp tale… Liked reading it 🙂

  12. Somehow I fascinate about something like this when on a flight. I know it’s weird and but adventurous too nah?

    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess its more scary than anything else. But I guess there are so many of us for whom this is the worst nightmare we don’t want to imagine coming true.

  13. This left lot of questions .. good one 🙂

  14. Short, crisp , sad yet scary.
    Powerful Writing

  15. It is not very easy to sunup your idea of post just in 100 words. Great job. I am glad the pilot found a road to land.

  16. I must say, when i first saw the image which i guess is the prompt, I did not even think for a moment it could also turn up to be a short tale about a plane crash. It is indeed very unique take on the prompt!

  17. Great tale you weaved around the prompt. I still have some questions about it though.

  18. Nice and precise!

  19. brindarana

    Scary but can happen. Glad it ended ok

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yes Brinda it was quite an escape for everyone involved.

  20. Nice one. I hope you win. I haven’t read others though.

  21. Such great story around the prompt!

  22. Phew.. very nice take on the prompt. I don’t know why I recollected the Mumbai terrorist attack incident.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Hmm that’s interesting. Thanks for stopping by :).

  23. A scary little tale which is nicely weaved.

  24. I hadn’t envisioned this scenario at all! Sad for them but a good take by you on the prompt.

  25. The post is sure to send chills down the spine. Like the open ending of post, I visiualize that majority of people were saved.

  26. I’m glad they made it and I hope they all got out of the wreckage. But I am wondering if everyone in the cars is ok :-/

    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess the ones in the cars got lucky or maybe not.

  27. I was on clutching my armrest reading this tale.. thank goodness they got everything under control.

  28. Simple yet so deep. Love the accompanying picture also!

  29. sushmitamalakar

    Your blog, after so many days Aseem! And now I realised what I was missing in my life! This is a super scary post you know. But I have always been a fan of your fiction. Stories told so beautifully! 🙂

  30. That’s a real nail biting story.

  31. Hi Aseem! This is my first time on your blog and the very first read, needless to say. I loved your take on this prompt. Love the plot, the narration….such a thrilling read this one. Brilliant! I warmly invite you to read my blog as well. Looking forward to seeing you there. I will be coming back for more such fantastic reads! Cheers!

  32. This one is sad . Although I have to say kept me going even till the end

  33. Love your fiction writing style Aseem Rastogi

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

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