Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Balloon Ride

This week's 100 Word Challenge hosted by Julia at Julia's Place has the picture prompt below

 "The sky's the limit"
Climbing into the basket she hid her fear behind a smile that slowly grew as they drifted away from the earth that held her.
Looking down, the river glittered as if it were a silver thread through a patchwork quilt of fields.
Over the occasional roar of the gas she was aware that landmarks below were being pointed out, but it was the clouds far above her head that held her rapturous attention.
She relaxed, feeling somehow closer to them, almost within reach up here. She sighed deeply, turned her face to the sun and soaked up its healing warmth.
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  1. And if riding in the green Y-front balloon, they'd be laughing all the way. Well, at least I would.

  2. This was beautiful and I love your discrpition and the feeling of floating through the clouds.