Monday, July 13, 2015

REGRETS


REGRETS

“Delphine always wanted to pilot her father’s plane and when he forgot his keys on her tenth birthday, she knew that taking off would be easy.”

Taking off is always the easy part, whether it's flying a plane, running from danger, or starting a project. It's the finish that can kill you.

Delphine learned the meaning of the word regret the day she stole her dad's plane. It wasn't the landing that taught her that important lesson; it was where she landed—a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

For five years, she lived alone on a beautiful tropical isle and managed to avoid the poisonous snakes, the wild boars, even the Komodo dragons. But when she finally found the islands inhabitants, she couldn't escape being the guest of honor for dinner.

The cave had always frightened her, so she kept her distance, until the day she swore she saw Amelia Earhart run inside and she followed.

Water bubbled, and the steam spiraled a path to the heavens just like Delphine's screams.


148 words
Yolanda Renee © 2015

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41 comments:

  1. Ooh, frightening! Looks like she learned her lesson a little too late. Great story!

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    1. Way too late, Hi nortina, thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks yarnspinnerr, It was fun to write.

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  3. Scary! Another good one Yolanda! Thanks for writing again for the Mondays Finish the Story challenge, and be well... ^..^

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  4. Avoid the natives of deserted islands, check!

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    1. Check, exactly. Stay far, far away! Hi Pat!

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  5. Poor Delphine - it didn't turn out well for her.

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    1. Nope, not at all, but we now know what happened to Amelia!

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  6. Komodo Dragons, how cool! The natives must have gotten tired of eating dragon.

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    1. Must have, you know white meat is always a delicacy. Ugh, can't believe I just wrote that.
      Hi Donna, thanks for stopping by!

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  7. GREAT story Yolanda! Horrorifically good!

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    1. Thanks Priceless Joy, keep thinking about your Flash Fiction Challenge, but have so much on the plate already. :(

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  8. Yikes!!!! What a horrible way to go. Though part of me wonders, did they go with a stew, or BBQ?

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    1. Hi Ivy, you are too funny - don't have the answer - don't really want to go there! :)

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  9. Scary story...Good twists in the story.

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    1. Should have listened to that sixth sense and stayed away from that cave! Hi Alex, thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Oops what a waste. I love Ivy's question.

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    1. Hi Jo, Ivy's funny isn't she! Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. OMG! Yolanda. Another nightmare coming up. Foolish girl! :-)

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    1. Need tp put us a warning - I've got them in the morning and at night. "Only safe to read in the middle of the day." Hi Denise, thanks for stopping by.

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  13. That was so good! I can see this as a full novel.

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    1. Hey Chrys, not sure I'd want to write it - don't want to immerse myself in the horror too deeply! :)

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  14. Wonderfully twisted ending. Amelia Earhart must look really good for her age.

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    1. Didn't put a date on the story, but she could've been a ghost? Lots of options. Hi Diane, thanks for stopping by!

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  15. When I first saw the title, I thought of the Sinatra song, My Way: "Regrets, I have a few..." But you sure went somewhere new and creepy! Yikes - and cool!!

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    1. Thanks Lexa, if you have to have regrets - hopefully it isn't this bad!

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  16. Clever! Never follow Amelia Earhart. Ill-fated.

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    1. Hi Shannon, I love your horror reviews - I just don't know how you read so much of it - I know I write it - but I don't immerse myself. LOL

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  17. Hey Yolanda,

    I know and I'm sorry you've had to wait so long for another comment from shy and humble me :)

    Delphine should of waited just long enough for Penny the pawlet, the favourite pawlet from BlogAir,

    Ignore me and thanks for a weirdly wacky and wonderful story from the inner depths of your imagination, Yolanda.

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary, oh Gary, it is always good to see you no matter the day, date, or time. Love your comments, and miss Miss Penny the pawlet from BlogAir. I do love the flash fiction and making a story unique!

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  18. Only 10 y/o!! And stranded for 5 years! Surprised she lived that long without her cell phone...Good Story, Yolanda.

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    1. Hi Cathrina, maybe they didn't have cell phones! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Wow, that was very dark! Poor little Delphine. And after surviving all that time, too :-(
    I wonder if these really were the guys who ate Amelia Earhart?

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  20. That was scary. Poor Delphine. Two lessons lerned too late: don't fly alone when you don't have a license; don't go into caves on islands. Well done, Yolanda. :) --- Suzanne

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  21. Hi Yolanda. I really like the dark twist you put on the story. Especially the last sentence -- gives you the creeps.

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