MJ MARGGRAFF

50-Word Stories: Overview Effect

She’s practiced all the maneuvers and feels ready for everything. “Tower, ready for takeoff.” “Cleared for takeoff.” “First solo.” “Roger.” The controller glances at another: “Think she’ll be next?” Wheels roll, wings rise, the sky opens, and heaven and earth release their graces. Astonished, her late mother surrounds her, smiling.

“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story

“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story

“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story, Aviatrix Aerogram: My love of flight continued even through humiliating episodes. Mine included radio problems. One morning, I was in the pattern with a ‘hot’ mic, and talking out loud over my headset about how hot I thought my landings were: “*@!good one!” and other choice phrases, which was heard by the tower and throughout the sky around me. I was the…

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Story of the Week March 21, 2015: On Fire

Story of the Week March 21, 2015: On Fire

On Fire Sirens scream while lights, like fireworks of red and white, slice at twinkling skies. Engines slow, firemen race inside for the old couple. Blanket-wrapped, on the street, they whisper: “Think they’ll figure it out?” The Chief sadly reports: “The cause is under investigation.” They nod, squeezing closer, bedroom sheets smoldering. Selected Story of the Week: March 21, 2015, 50 Word Stories For more…