Stories tagged “flying”

  • Did It Hurt?

    I’ve been waiting my whole life for a someone like you to go and steal my heart. You remember how we met? It was the definition of love at first sight. We walked past each other without even a nod, but we both knew. From that moment, we were flyi...

    • Author: Granada
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Spin

    It looked like the ground. Lots and lots of ground. Sliding sideways past the nose in a big circle. He’d heard about spins before, but he’d never flown one. Well, technically, one doesn’t fly a spin, one falls a spin. The thing about ...

  • Spin

    It looked like the ground. Lots and lots of ground. Sliding sideways past the nose in a big circle. He’d heard about spins before, but he’d never flown one. Well, technically, one doesn’t fly a spin, one falls a spin. The thing about a spin is th...

  • Transmission

    Come in radio Can you read my transmission radio? Radio come in Can you here me Listen carefully To whoever is near? We are low on fuel Need of help We are flying low We can’t make it any further Radio come in radio Transmission lost…...

  • The Human Cannonball's Greatest Fear

    “Mark, what are you talking about? You fly every day!” “That’s completely different. That’s more like a very long jump. This is getting in an oversized Pringles can with pieces of aluminum taped on the side!” Liz shook her head. “Why didn...

  • Hunger at 39,000 feet.

    “’What’s the deal with airline food’ That line seems to be one of those that people immediately think of if you mention stand-up comedians, but I can’t say I’ve ever actually heard the joke. What is the deal with it,...

    • Author: DarkPrimus
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Stall Speed

    Pitch, power, airspeed. Pull back on the yoke and the nose comes up. Reduce throttle to maintain altitude, the airplane slows down. Balancing pitch and power, the horn comes in, low and reedy, then stronger, louder, insistent. You keep raising the nose...

    • Author: Roymcm
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • To Fly

    In this dream, like every dream he could remember, he flew alone through blue, cloudless skies. Skin bared to the comforting warmth of the mid-day sun, he wheeled low over lush tree tops. Their leaves, reaching hungrily for the sun, tickled his bare st...

    • Author: Kespan
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Flying Prince

    He soared through the air, weaving in and out of the white, cottonball clouds. He craved the wind in his hair, yearned for his stomach to jump just so when he leaned into a dive. He reveled in his acrobatic stylings as he floated over the ocean, streak...

    • Author: kaellinn18
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Powerless

    “Oh, shit.” The plane was completely off course. “United 93, come in,” Ted yelled into his headset. “United 93?” “They’ve been hijacked, Ted,” Flight Commander Heath held his shoulder. “Fourte...

  • Starting Again

    He worked hard to get his pilot’s license. Extensive training, inflight tests of emergency situations, and thousands of hours of supervised flight time had finally paid off. He obtained his certification in record time and with high accolades. Co...

  • Oceanic what!? (Mature)

    I do not believe in fate. I do not believe in destiny. And I damn sure don’t believe in this shit. I believe in itineraries, and mine has me touching down in Los Angeles. I didn’t know Oceanic Airlines was a real airline, but it’s jus...

    • Author: ReynoldsEco
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Anxious

    I can’t breathe. It’s so tight, enclosed, I’m wedged between two strangers with no chance of escape. What was I thinking? Flying? Why did I even consider this a possibility? I took the pills my doctor prescribed. Why aren’t they...

  • A Change of Heart

    I’ve always hated helicopters. My dad was a flying nut and always took us to airshows during the summer. They were ok, but I usually wanted to be somewhere else. He meant well, trying to share something he loved passionately with his sons, but I ...

    • Author: Fuddster
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Pounds and Ounces

    There wasn’t a big red FAIL across the screen but the two pilots knew that’s what had happened. Everything had gone wrong, one thing after another. It should have been a routine flight, then the electronic gauges went, then it was one engin...

    • Author: Lighty
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • #64 Dreams of Flying

    David Copperfield can fly. It’s magic. He flies like superman or a fairy. That’s why I tried to fly. I climbed to the top of my little brother’s treehouse, taking in every detail, knowing full well that I might fall. I felt the splint...

  • No Way Up

    Antonio and Leonardo stood there, briefing him. “Alright, Ezio, it’s important to fly over the fires, when you do, the heat from the fire will lift you back up.” DaVinci instructed him on the use of the machine. “Yes, and avoid ...

    • Author: H.S. Wift
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Winged Girl

    I breathed in deeply, taking in the crisp fall air. I dipped my left wing, and turned towards the cliff top. I pumped my wings faster, increasing my speed, and loving every second of it. I laughed out in joy. There was nothing better than soaring throu...

  • The Pilot

    He rode his bicycle in the hills, straining his knees to keep his course straight, his arms outstretched like wings, and felt the air beneath him. He ran through flocks of nestled sparrows in the cobbled square, driving them into the sky. He lay in the...

    • Author: wordwill
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Wings

    She was sitting in her last class of the day, trying to concentrate, but her body would not cooperate. She reached back for the hundredth time to scratch the strange patch of dry skin on and between her shoulder blades that was causing thie maddening i...

    • Author: kelypso
    • Posted over 9 years ago.
  • Storm Riders

    The roiling black and greys of the storm clouds destroyed all visibility like the roar of the engines destroyed all sound. The large plane shuddered and dropped suddenly before bouncing up again. It was like riding a drunk, flying hippopotamus. I unbuc...

  • Simplicity

    The original magical flying device was enchanted with a remarkably advanced spell, intended to derive some means of achieving a given goal. This magic quickly fell out of favor, as its impartial nature often lead it to undesired results. For example. T...

  • The Power of Flight

    He sprints towards the edge. The tests seem to support the theory The wings of wax and feathers are strapped onto a leather harness around his chest. Fluttering in the wind. Test A, the very first test, had failed. The thump of the dummy hitting the gr...

  • Dreaming of Flying Once More

    The sky was beautiful. Emma’s lips moved soundlessly as she gazed out at the sight before her eyes. A gentle wind caressed her cheeks softly. Her toes danced on the fine line between life and death, as she managed to keep her balance. Emma yawned...

  • The Roof

    The Roof is not easy to get to by accident. You have to take the Elevator to the Theater Room, then backstage you will find a portal that takes you to the hair dye closet in the Salon. Give a dragon there a sky lantern fueled with hydrogen and he will ...