Exercise 13: Write Tight

Well done, Will 😀

Writers Envy

The Navy aircraft straightened, the compass pegged at 040. Jake called the airfield, then picked up his coffee. In less than two hours he’d arrive first at the Writers’ conference and pick up his check for one-million dollars. Jake’s aircraft had the lead ahead of forty-nine others thanks to a powerful tail wind. He sipped his coffee and settled back, autopilot flying the plane.

Moments later the aircraft yawed, then started a rolling spiral as the ailerons locked. Jake slammed the autopilot disconnect switch off and took control. The co-pilot, Andy, read off emergency procedures while the flight engineer flipped circuit breakers to isolate power to essential circuits.

Jake struggled to free the ailerons: no dice. Stay calm, buddy, stay calm. “Andy, send the crew to their stations.” Susan. Our anniversary is next week. “Prepare to bail out on my command.”

“Aye, aye, Jake.”

“Bryce.”

The flight engineer continued his emergency…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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