Toys that Fly

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.  This week’s photo is by Ted Strutz. You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story. Enjoy!

Toys that Fly

by Jan Brown

Jason Cooper couldn’t wait to show his dad the tiny spaceship. He dragged him through the fairgrounds by the hand, but Dad was reluctant. He was a NASA scientist and had scowled at Jason’s claim that the spaceship was real.

They finally reached the vendor’s tent. The bright yellow banner said, “Toys that Fly.”  Jason selected a saucer that resembled a prop from a 1950’s sci-fi movie. At his touch, the domed top creaked open. A miniscule human popped out, looked at Jason’s dad and said, “Dr. Cooper! Have you finally found a way to restore us to normal size?”



44 thoughts on “Toys that Fly

  1. Ha, what fun, Jan! I got here even before your icon refreshed enough to be seen. After all the rain of the last week, I really needed a good chuckle. Thanks!

    • Thank you, Maggie! (Sorry if the prior reply was garbled; I was trying to respond to another reader on my Kindle, and I think things got a little mixed up! Hmmmm…could it be operator error?)

  2. Hahah – that’s a great one! I love how he’s reluctant and doesn’t believe, then is faced with having to believe. I became obsessed with the toys that fly part of it too and how they’re located right next to the sunglasses.

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