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Before The Test

Visdare 05.03.2014

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“She’s going to be late.” Geoffrey warned, feet shoulder width apart as we stood on the airfield and watched Mary scream her way down the landing strip. Shoes up on the handlebars we could see her grin even from where we were, stretched across her cheeks as her voice carried past us.

“Leave her be.” I said. “Remember how nervous you were for your test.”

“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Geoffrey said, eyes fixed on Mary. “I was calm and collected, going over the last of my preparations.”

“You were practically in the foetal position.” I snorted. “Bernie had to almost carry you out to the plane.”

“You’re mistaken. I’m certain nothing of the sort took place.”

Mary skidded to a halt and turned the bike around.

“You were a mess.” I grinned. “Anyway, we both know what Mary’s like. That girl was born to fly.”

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

8 Comments

  1. Love the contrast of the test taker versus her instructors. I think you matched her exuberance exactly. 🙂

    BTW – the link on the InLinkz LinkUp actually goes to the flash fiction piece, “Volcanologist” – a very good piece by the way (I hope it’s not a rejection letter, too!) but you might want to make sure the link fits the VisDare. Great work, thanks for participating!!!

  2. Oh I do like Mary. You’re right of course, she was born to fly! It’s probably one of the best “makes me grin” prompts I’ve seen in a while. LOL I wish I could say I was that calm and excited when I went for my driver’s licence some 47 years ago 🙂

  3. I can really feel for Mary, exhilarating and at the same time nerve-wracking. Good job on this wonderful piece!

  4. A genuinely warm and funny little piece, here 🙂 I love the imagery of this lady wheeling down a landing strip on a bike, feet on the wheels. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! 🙂

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