This week’s short story challenge

This week’s short story challenge is a photo I took of an Etrich Taube monoplane in the museum at Omaka, Blenheim, New Zealand.

It’s part of the ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition, set up by Sir Peter Jackson to display his collection of First World War aircraft and memorabilia. The Taube is one of several full-scale dioramas – in this case, set up with backdrop and model British aircraft behind for a forced-perspective cinema style experience… if you view it from the right angle. It took me a while to find – but here it is. The floor and spotlights kind of peek in top and bottom.

Achtung! Accursed Englander!
Achtung! Accursed Englander!

Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on your blog, with the prompt photo and a link back to this blog for others to pick up and join in the fun. Of course the story can be about anything.

And for more about my visit to the museum – with the Taube from another angle (one that destroys the illusion seen here) – check out the post…

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