This week’s short story challenge

This week’s short story challenge, as we roll into another anniversary of those dramatic days of early August 1914 when the world crashed into war, is a photo I took inside Sir Peter Jackson’s amazing ‘Knights of the Sky’ exhibition at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre near Blenheim.

Ah! The HONOUR of it all, meeting a fallen foe at last, my friend Englander!
‘Ah! The HONOUR of it all, meeting a worthy opponent at last, mein Englander freund!’

The picture is from a snow-clad diorama in which a German pilot has forced a British pilot down into a tree, then landed to meet his fallen foe. The models are life-size and incredibly detailed. I’m told they cost tens of thousands of dollars to make.

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.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016


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