Daily Flash Fiction Challenge 94: Polish Haven

This is the 94th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.

Polish Haven by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 5th March 2013

Word count: 991

The story:

The kids were excited, this was there first time in an aeroplane, at six and eight it was possibly the most exciting moments of their life.
Their parents were less fussed, it had been a stressful day, last second packing, trying to keep the two young boys clean, and getting through the airport. It was their first time flying, and it was nerve racking.

The mother rested her head on her husband’s shoulder, he smiled and patted her hair.

“We made it,” he said reassuringly.

She sighed wearily. The flight was only a few hours, then the chaos would resume as they gathered their bags with two over excited kids fit to burst, that’s if it wasn’t sooner.

The seat belt sign came on, the kids were already fastened in, but mother checked just in case before strapping herself in.

“Its strange, you know, that Daddy wanted us to come in holiday right away,” the mother said.

“Carol, you know what Henry is like. He can be a bit odd sometimes,” the father said, just them Carol noted on odd expression in Simon her husband. She was about to comment when the plane started moving, and she forgot in the fear and excitement as the plane got into position to taxi.

Several hours later the plane landed in Krakow, Poland. The kids predictably were all over the place with excitement.

“Can we back now?” the six year old Lewis asked, speaking at the speed of light.

“Soon, my love,” Carol said having lowered herself down, “First we’re going to explore a new country.”

The words didn’t mean much to the boy, until his mother likened it to Dora the Explorer.

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