Image Copyright-Rich Voza
She stands by my side, in her starched uniform. ‘You’re flying!’ she says, and although I hear the admiration in her voice, I’m concentrating too hard to answer.
Sweat pours from my forehead and I lick my lips, tasting salt and determination.
Despite my hours of training I never quite thought I’d get here but the sense of freedom is exhilarating, and I momentarily close my eyes.
She touches my arm. Her fingertips cool on my adrenaline-fuelled skin.
‘That’s enough for today.’ And I sit down heavily in my wheelchair.
Three steps. I’ve take three steps.
Tomorrow I’ll aim for four.
I was stunned and excited this week to see The Sister on Apple’s iBooks home page featured as ‘Summer’s Biggest Reads’ in-between J K Rowling and David Walliams! It’s so surreal I’ve been floating for days, but have come back to earth to join in with this week’s Friday Fictioneers.
Flying Free was written for Friday Fictioneers. A 100 word story inspired by a photo prompt. Hop on over to host Rochelle’s blog and join in the fun.