Conquer Your Fears

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Conquer Your Fears

John’s birthday surprise left her speechless. In shock, Lynda climbed into the balloon’s basket; her shoes caught on the step. Her mind was screaming for excuses. Why did he have to sell his motorbike?
Lynda screwed her eyes closed and gripped the rail as if fused to the metal. Sweat dripped over her brow, and champagne bubbles churned in her stomach.
The engines’ roar and the swaying movement made her legs tremble.
‘Look,’ shouted John.
She peeked and saw her Mum waving. She relaxed and thought, this is okay. The balloon juddered; she vomited her champagne and caviar over John.

25 responses to “Conquer Your Fears

  1. Laughing.
    Happy Birthday!

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  2. If it’s the thought that counts, perhaps he’ll appreciate her intention of thanks

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  3. Not the surprise John would have wanted either!

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  4. That would be me! Scared of balloons. HA! Good flash fiction!

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  5. I’m guessing that wasn’t the response John hoped for. 🙂

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  6. Dear James,

    Not her dream trip that’s for sure. I might have the same reaction. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. Ooooo oh no! Poor thing. Though I totally understand her fear!

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  8. Poor thing! What’s the story with the motorbike?

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    • He sold his motor bike to pay for the Balloon ride. John is a feckless over romantic character, a characteristic that annoys Lynda. See what you’ve done – I am writing more into the story.

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  9. A vivid and gritty story that shows the power of fear I think. Vomiting the drunk champagne says it all James.

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  10. I can relate to poor Lynda. She is trying it seems, but her fears have the upper hand. Great job!

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  11. Poor Lynda 😦 And poor John 😦

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  12. Oh dear!
    All that nervousness boiled up and spilled out!

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  13. Not a natural flyer!

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  14. Oh, well done, Lynda! What a great effort to conquer your fear and climb into that basket. She must love James deeply to put herself through that misery.

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  15. Ah! I don’t think that was the reciprocation he was hoping for when he got her that gift.

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  16. I think John got what he deserved.

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  17. Well that’s gonna be a trip to remember!

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  18. it’ll be better the next time around. i hope. 🙂

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  19. It gave me a chuckle. Best not to drink before getting on a ride that’s going to shake you up (roller coaster) or be frightful.

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  20. Nothing like vomit to spoil the experience!

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  21. A subconscious setup on John’s part. Why sell the motorcycle???

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