Both the pilot and copilot had taken ill. The doctor deemed it food poisoning. Ted looked out the window at the earth below, wondering if he could get the plane back on the ground. Nerves had ended his career as a pilot and he’d developed a severe drinking problem. He looked at the cocktail on the tray in front of him, wondering if it would calm his nerves or rattle them more. The doctor looked at him with gravity.
“Can you fly this plane and land it?”
“Surely you can’t be serious.”
“ I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”
This week’s entry for the Friday Fictioneers, a 100 word story based on the photo prompt above.
Kind of a cop out I know, recycling old content from the rubbish heap, but I just couldn’t help myself. My ‘ode to the silliest movie ever made, not including Sharknado.
Surely I must be joking. No, I’m dead serious. And don’t call me Shirley.
Ha, I named that film after 4 (sentences). Funny!
(Still a classic.)
Ah, I love that movie!! Great story 🙂
Thanks, it was fun writing it. I was hoping people wouldn’t get it until the end, but all the big fans probably figured it out immediately.
Love it! 😀
Thanks. When in doubt, Airplane!
Dear J. D.
I loved that movie.
Me too. Thanks for commenting.
Loved AIRPLANE! Great movie….cute story! 🙂
Thanks. It seemed like all my other story ideas had already been taken, so this was what I was left with.
Possibly I’m the only one in the world that hasn’t seen that movie! So the Best Clips video payed off. In fact I kind of got sucked into it. Funny piece.
I figured that if anyone hadn’t seen the movie they would not get it at all. Not sure if those were really the best clips or not, but at least it was a taste. Thanks for stopping by.
J.D., It’s getting a bit of age on it, but it’s still hilarious. 😀 I especially liked the “drinking problem.” Well done. 🙂 —Susan
Thanks. I feel weird bringing up this ancient history, but it definitely still holds up. I promise something more original in the next round.