Twittering Tales #148 – August 6, 2019

Maiden Flight

The little boy’s parents gasped while he cried out; the birthday surprise was morphing into a nightmare.

The hovering helicopter wobbled drunkenly before nosediving.

Screams sounded out at once.

The father picked up the toy helicopter and, after a brief check, announced “It’s OK!”

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I’m exceptionally bad at controlling electronics, which is why I don’t have remote cars or helicopters. That and the fact that our family is an average family who just managed about to settle our monthly bills and expenses.

I also don’t understand the fascination of other boys my age in cars and drones. My male friends have offered to let me to drive their cars in an attempt to “teach” me how to drive. It’s probably illegal as I don’t have a driving licence but they were excited to “cure” me of my apathy toward cars. On second thoughts, maybe I should not have said this on a public blog.

Well, long story short, we didn’t crash but let’s just say it didn’t go well – my friends would rather go on roller coaster rides and that’s saying something, since they are all not fans of rides.

For some reason, they never offered to let me fly their drones.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

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Prompt: Twittering Tales #148 – August 6, 2019

11 thoughts on “Twittering Tales #148 – August 6, 2019

  1. Good story, glad you didn’t go to the dark side for that one! We have yet to learn how to fly the drones around here either! 😉 My hubby has had a few of the smaller ones, besides not having the time lately to mess with it, I’d rather he learn on small ones before making an expensive purchase for the big ones. 🙂

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    • Hahaha, I’m glad I didn’t go to the dark side too 😀

      Well, I have seen many people flying drones in my country and even more signs of “No Drones Allowed” going up. For me, I didn’t really feel the urge to get one. I do know of people who get drones to take fantastic aerial shots. You had a very practical approach toward drones though 🙂

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  2. Wow! You had me going there Tien! Really great twist at the end! You painted the picture perfectly. I found myself recreating the scene in my head when I got to your punchline. Brilliant!

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