3 Nov 2014

NaBloPoMo: OneWord Prompt - Takeoff

Her feet had faltered when she had stepped in, her head was pounding from the duress she was under. After a point, she had blanked out her thoughts and was concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other, just to ensure that she could function normally. As normally as she could at the moment, anyway.

She found her spot and sank in, trying to wipe sweat off of her face with cold, clammy hands. All her instincts told her to leave, find the exit and walk way, while she still had the chance; but she grit her teeth and held her ground, she had to be at the meeting or it would cost her company millions in dollars. The door finally closed and a handsome steward went through the mechanical motions of safety and security – but she was shaking like an aspen leaf caught in the hurricane by then.

The procedures were in motion, the flight was second in queue for takeoff. She sat in her seat desperately trying to control her breathing, failing, hyperventilating…. She had never feared flying, initially. Hell, she’d been flying since she was three. The fear had just creeped in from somewhere, she never could pinpoint an exact incident that had led her to her aviophobia.

She was contemplating throwing up when she decided enough was enough, people flew all the time and she was being silly. She had leaned back into her plush seat when the Captain’s voice rang through the cabin: clear, precise and soothing.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Captain Zaharie Shah, welcome to Flight MH370…

And then the flight took off.

PC

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20 comments:

  1. I read the three recent posts. Woman, I have missed you!
    I loved this piece. In fact, I loved all of 'em.
    All the best with exercising. :D
    And those perfect people who don't get tired, don't even get me started on them. I have a bunch of them in my swimming classes. Gosh!
    And even i bought a tab hoping I'd read on it. I read only three books and now my baby sister plays candy crush on it. Hope you have a happy november.

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    1. :) thank you for so much love... What would I do without the likes of you <3:*:*
      You have yourself a nice November too!

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  2. Oh my gosh. It felt real. I wonder if any really did have that gut feeling.... God bless those souls....

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    1. God bless, indeed :(

      Thanks for dropping by, Joanne and welcome to my space :)

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  3. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  4. if you are on air india flight,you may feel the same.i like air india for its indian meal and legroom,flights like indigo are too congested.sometimes air india will take off with doors open.it happened few months back,there was a grenade blast like sound during takeoff, i thought it was punctured tyre,but air hostess ran fast and closed the door which was not properly shut.

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  5. This was so touching.... I just had to share it on my Fb Page (https://www.facebook.com/blogenture). Good job writing it.

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  6. Ouch! Hope none of my anxious clients read this...they might take it for gospel and it will confirm that their fears are justified! Or premonitions...

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  7. Malaysian Airlines have gained attention for all the wrong reasons..
    Having traveled in their flight soon after the flight missing debacle, I know what she feels...

    Good one!

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    1. :O Really? You were brave enough to take that chance :O

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  8. Oh my! :( Of all the flights for a person scared of flying to catch.

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