PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The hardest part about setting out on a new adventure is the waiting. All I want to do is move, step forward, experience the new. Instead, I am forced to stay in one spot for hours and wait for a stranger to announce that the first step into my new venture is to begin. Not for the first time, I wish I had the money to bypass the regulations thus allowing me to move unfettered towards my destination. Unfortunately, I am merely a part of the herd.

“The flight to Beruit is now boarding.”

Finally! A new life awaits.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

39 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. I hate air travel, and the airports are often the worst parts. Put me to sleep before I leave the house and wake me when we get there… Nicely done. A new city and a new adventure may make the waiting worthwhile.


  2. Those with money and power, arrange their private transport. These people do not have to wait at the airport terminals and be at the mercy of airline officials. Those who have little money, no power, can’t do much other than thinking aloud.


  3. Flying is essentially a ‘grit your teeth and pray it ends soon’ exercise for me. Your narrator sounds as though she’s itching to get started though.


  4. With all of our advances, why can’t we create a transporter beam … that’s what I want to know. Instead, we sit strapped into a tiny seat, strapped in (hopefully in the aisle seat), and hurled through the air for hours and hours to get someplace else. Love the story and most of us can completely relate to it. =)


  5. Being part of the herd, that’s so true. But a herd always comprises of individuals, and that comes through in your story, with her dreams and hopes.


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