Flash Fiction #229

Hot Air

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio


He and his wife ran Sundance Balloons for years, offering riders magnificent views of Southern Ontario scenery. They’d booked an African vacation…. because Kenya also had great scenery. They arrived just as COVID19 did.

Because @BlackLivesMatter to them also, officials quickly shut the country tight. He was pleased to discover that Kenyan telecommunications services were better than at his Canadian office. Trapped in an albeit luxurious tent, with his laptop and cell phone he could book rides, schedule employees to provide services, and do the banking.

By the time lockdown was released, he’d have Sunrise Air Safaris organized and operating.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


Another feel-good, ripped from the headlines, more-fact-than-fiction story, showing what Canadian, or anybody’s, tenacity and imagination can accomplish.


14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #229

  1. draliman says:

    Quite the entrepreneur!


  2. ahtdoucette says:

    What a timely story. It must have been hard to be a stranger in a strange land at a time like that.


  3. pennygadd51 says:

    Resourceful fellow, that! It’s amazing what you can achieve if you really put your mind to it.


  4. James McEwan says:

    Sounds like a plan. – How does he stop the animals running away at the sight of the ballon?


    • Archon's Den says:

      Only small animals pay any attention to what is in the sky. Pterodactyls are extinct – elands and lions cannot be carried off. Any more that 50 feet up, and even the sound of the burners firing does not disturb them. The Balloon just seems to be another cloud. 🙂

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  5. Dale says:

    Some are natural entrepreneurs.


  6. msjadeli says:

    That’s taking lemons and making lemonade.


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