Take Flight

Action: Flying in a plane
Word: Bump
91 words

Take Flight

The soft hum gathered into a deafening roar as engines fired up, preparing for launch.

I braced myself in the upright position. Trembling with foreboding, fearful of flight.

The thrill of gliding mid-air on the wings of angels had shattered in an instant, transformed irrevocably into terror after 9/11. No measure of rational thought budged me from the pathological need to stay planted on terra firma.

But I had to go.

As the aircraft lifted gracefully, riding the jet stream current, I felt something.

A thump. A bump.

What was that?

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