I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a flash fiction challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words, not including the opening line… Are you ready for my story?
The opening sentence for the story is: “Silently as the people watched, the black hawk helicopter lifted into the air.”
Now for my story…
“Silently as the people watched, the black hawk helicopter lifted into the air.” As it left, we found ourselves shocked by what had occurred.
It had been life as usual in the Sierra Foothills. The day was warm and still. We were working in the yard. It was around mid-day when we heard it. It was a low rumbling sound at first, and as it got louder, the air vibrated. It seemed to be getting closer to us.
Stopping, we both walked to the driveway to get a better look. Moving slowly overhead we saw a disk shaped object. It wobbled and headed in the direction of the airstrip. Quickly, my husband ran into the house grabbing the car keys. We got into the car and headed to the airport.
When we got there, we saw people had gathered there. The disk suddenly dropped to the ground. Silence surrounded us. Its door opened just as the black hawk arrived. A grey stepped out.
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I hope that you enjoyed my short story today! You too can take part in this challenge by clicking on Mondays Finish the Story!
Have a magnificent Monday, and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^