603. Parachute jump

© Bruce Goodman 5 June 2015


Flora was married to Ken. Ken ran a company that organised recreational parachute jumps. He’d done it for fifteen years and not once had there been an accident. Ken was renowned for care.

The thing that most annoyed Ken about Flora was that she never once had the courage to do a parachute jump. Their good friend, Opal, was forever jumping. Of course, Ken always let her take a jump for free.

“She’s the perfect parachutist,” Ken used to say. “I don’t know why Flora won’t take a jump.”

Then one day, Flora said she would. Up she went in the plane. She was too scared to jump.

Ken pushed her out. He phoned Opal. Ken’s plane hadn’t even landed, although Flora had.

“The coast is clear,” he said. “Flora’s no longer on the radar. Pack your bags. We two are taking off.”

27 thoughts on “603. Parachute jump

  1. Kate Loveton

    Evil man! Now, am I referring to your character or you? 😀 Well done, Bruce.

    How do I subscribe to your blog? I follow you, but don’t get notifications. I need notifications so I don’t miss your stories which are always entertaining.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      He he he… (that is intended to be an evil laugh. Re notifications… I believe all that needs doing is to go to the Reader/Blogs I Follow/Weaveaweb/Edit,and then click on a button that says “always” or something…!

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            1. Bruce Goodman Post author

              I can’t see where to do it! At present, for any new follower that comes along I get an email saying that they will now get an email informing them when there’s a new posting. ??? Help!


  2. simon682

    Fortunately I’ve managed 31 years of marriage without once having to confess a reluctance/nay refusal to do a parachute jump. I’m with Cynthia on this one; needed that forgiving piece of flora for Flora.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Now there’s a good gift for a ruby wedding anniversary – and I mean the parachute jump and not the forgiving shubbery! (A younger brother of mine did a parachute jump – bucket list – and landed in a lion park! It’s true! His name is Leo so he says he always felt safe!)

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